In a tragic incident, a 25-year-old woman, who was the victim of an acid attack in Telangana's Warangal district, succumbed to her injuries on Thursday as she was undergoing treatment.
The police have taken three persons into custody in connection with the incident.
On Wednesday, the woman was found with acid burn injuries on her face and other parts of her body, in a field in Garimillapaly village, which comes under the jurisdiction of the Zaffergadh police station.
Media reports suggested that locals had heard her cries near the field, and rushed her to the state-run MGM Hospital in Warangal.
Quoting an investigating official, PTI reported that the woman, who was a divorcee, had been staying with a man who prima facie hurled the acid on suspicion of her character, after she deserted him recently.
Two other men were suspected to be involved in the incident, along with the main accused.
They have been identified as Kalavala Chandu, Adepu Anil and Rakesh, all auto drivers who live in Sakarasikunta.
Stating that the accused had confessed to their crime, the Deccan Chronicle quoted them saying that the victim duped main accused Chandu. After divorcing her maternal uncle, she married Chandu but later deserted him, taking the gold ornaments bought by Chandu with her, which is why they allegedly attacked her.
In July this year, a 22-year-old factory worker suffered third degree burns after her colleague attacked her with acid in Petbasheerabad in Hyderabad, for refusing her advances.
The accused asked the victim to come near the Mallanna temple in Dattatreya Nagar to sort out their differences.
"When she arrived, the accused threw acid on her and fled. She suffered severe burns on her hands, legs, face and chest. She was shifted to a local corporate hospital," Petbasheerabad inspector DV Ranga Reddy had told Times of India at the time.
In February this year, the Telangana government said that it would make changes in existing laws to ensure that those convicted in cases of acid attacks, would be sentenced to 10 years in jail.