Woman attacked with acid in Cuttack

Athagarh: A woman was allegedly attacked with acid by some miscreants at Nuapatna village under Tigiria police limits in Cuttack district.

The victim has been identified as Reena Sahoo, 36. She was hospitalised with severe burn injuries.

According to reports, miscreants attacked the woman with acid when she was to step out of her house at around 4 am.

She was rushed to Tigiria Community Health Centre (CHC) by an ambulance immediately in a critical condition. After her health condition deteriorated, she was shifted to the SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack for treatment.

The victim alleged four persons of attacking her with acid inside her house in the wee hours today.

Reports said that the incident occurred over non-repayment of loan amount. Earlier, the woman had taken loan with interest, but she managed to repay some amount.

The miscreant fled the spot after acid attack. Approximately 50 percent of her body is assumed to have been burnt due to acid, the police said.

The investigation is underway to nab the accused persons and to ascertain the exact reason behind acid attack.

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