A 45-year-old woman allegedly threw four litres of acid on a 28-year-old veterinary doctor in Vaishali area of the Ghaziabad district in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
The victim, Amit Verma, has been admitted to a private hospital and is in a critical condition.
The alleged attack took place at around 9 am at the dog care clinic in Vaisahali Sector 4 area where the victim worked as a veterinary doctor.
According to Verma’s roommate, Deepak, the veterinary doctor was lying on a couch in the clinic when the accused woman barged into the room and threw a bucket of acid on him.
“The woman sneaked into the living room and threw acid on Amit’s face and other parts of the body. She immediately fled from the clinic. I rushed him to a private hospital nearby and immediately informed the police,” said Deepak.
The local police failed to record the victim’s statement as he was unable to speak.
According to Dr Sunil Dagar of Yashoda Hospital Verma has suffered 40% burnt injuries. “The victim has suffered burns on his face, chest, abdomen and arms. He is currently under observation,” said the doctor.
According to Deepak, before joining the clinic, Verma was working as a veterinary doctor at a slaughter house in Meerut. His friend added, Verma had a relationship with alleged attacker who had followed him to Vaishali from Merut.
“He had developed a close relationship with woman who was his landlady,” added Deepak. The woman had met Verma three times and called him more than 100 times in the last 18days added the victim’s friend.
More than 100 times in the last 18days added the victim’s friend.