DIBRUGARH, Dec 13: A man attacked two women with acid at Rangajan area in Assam’s Lakhimpur district on Sunday evening.
The victims have been identified as Rehana Begum and Narada Begum of Lakhimpur. Rehana and Narada are sisters.
The culprit been identified as Rafiqul Islam of Laluk Karunabari in Lakhimpur district.
“Both the victims were immediately rushed to Lakhimpur Medical College and Hospital. But they were later shifted to Assam Medical College and Hospital for further treatment,” said a police official.
“Rafiqul and Rehana were married six years ago but they had no children. Their relationship turned sour for that reason and sometimes Rafiqul would verbally abuse Rehana for having no children,” said a family source.
“After pouring acid on both of them he fled from the scene,” said a police source.
Meanwhile, Lakhimpur police have registered a case and started its investigation to nab the culprit.
Three years ago, a similar incident was reported from the Lakhimpur district of Assam. A college going girl received serious injuries in an acid attack by two youths near Bandardewa area in Lakhimpur.
The girl was returning home from Sankardev College.