Madurai: In a first such incident in Madurai district, two girl students were attacked with acid by an unidentified man near their college at Tirumangalam in suburban Madurai on Friday.
Meena (19) a first year B.A. student of English Literature at Madurai Kamaraj University Constituent Model Arts and Science College, Tirumangalam, and her senior S. Angala Eswari (19), along with four other girls, were walking down the Perumal Koil Street towards the bus stand from college at about 2 pm when a man carrying a bottle threw the contents on Meena.
“She screamed in pain and when I ran to her rescue, he threw it at me too,” a sobbing Eswari, who suffered burns under her lower lip and left hand, told Deccan Chronicle. Meena sustained serious burns on the entire right side of her face, arms, neck and back and parts of her chest.
The other girls ran to a nearby house for safety while the assailant ran away. The girls and locals called the ambulance which rushed the duo to Government Rajaji Hospital. While police sources said Meena sustained at 30 per cent burns, GRH Dean B.Santha Kumar said it was 15 per cent. Meena’s mother Murgeswari (37), a daily wager, lost her husband just 22 days ago.