A housewife sustained serious burn injuries as an assailant hurled acid at her at Jhauchar in Hazaribagh in the city on Monday.
The victim was Aklima Khatun, 25, wife of Zobayer Hossain.
Zobayer said that when Aklima and their daughter were going to school in the morning a young man hurled acid on her.
Local people rushed to the spot on hearing Aklima’s screams but the assailant managed to escape, he said.
The victim was undergoing treatment at the Burn and Plastic Surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.
Partha Sankar Pal, residential surgeon of the Burn and Plastic Surgery unit, said that around 5 per cent of Aklima’s body was burnt while her right eye, throat and shoulder were severely burnt.
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