Police have registered a case and are analysing the CCTV footage obtained from cameras in the vicinity.

Masked men throw acid on school teacher in Hyd and flee assailants yet to be nabbed
news Crime Friday, August 03, 2018 - 09:25

A 45-year-old school teacher was attacked with acid by two unidentified masked men at Chintal under the Jeedimetla police station limits on Thursday evening.

The victim Surya Kumari was taking tuitions for students in a room opposite Sanskar School, at the time of the attack.

She was rushed to a private hospital at Kukatpally where she was given immediate medical attention. 

The police arrived after they were notified by the hospital authorities.  

“There are no injuries on the face. She has irritation in the eyes, but not able to tell if the acid fell in the eyes. As a preventive measure, we shifted her to Sarojini Devi Eye hospital,” T Goverdhan, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Balanagar told The New Indian Express.

According to police, Surya Kumari, a resident of Padmarao Nagar, was teaching tuition in a rented room near Sanskar School. On Thursday night at around 7.30pm, an unidentified person came to the tuition centre and called her outside to talk to her. When she came out, two persons with handkerchiefs on their faces, suddenly threw acid on her face and fled from the spot. 

Police have registered a case and are analysing the CCTV footage obtained from cameras in the vicinity.

The woman’s husband works in a seeds manufacturing company in the city and she has two daughters.

At the time of the incident, one of the daughters of the victim and another teacher were at the premises.

A preliminary enquiry by the police suggests family disputes to be the motive behind the attack. However, investigation to ascertain the actual motive is underway.

In another instance of the acid attack reported in the city in July, a 22-year-old factory worker suffered third-degree burns after she was attacked with acid by a colleague in Petbasheerabad. 

The victim, Qadira Begum, hailed from Dattatreya Nagar in Petbasheerabad. She was attacked by her colleague for rejecting his sexual advances and had suffered severe burns on her hands, legs, face and chest.