Bhopal: A 13-year-old boy suffered burn injuries after some unidentified miscreants threw acid on his face on Wednesday afternoon. The incident took place at Bairagarh Kalan village, Khajuri police station.
A class VI student, Amit Malwiya, was walking down to a grocery shop when some unidentified persons came in a car and threw acid at him. He suffered burn injuries on the left side of the face and chest, said investigating officer ASI Sher Singh.
The attackers fled from the spot, said Singh, adding that the boy was immediately rushed to Chirayu hospital from where he was referred to Kishnani hospital in Bairagarh. He is said to be out of danger. The acid used in the attack was mild but we have registered a case and we are probing the incident, he added.
He further said that the number of accused and their motive behind the acid attack is yet to be known and a search has been launched to nab the accused. Victim’s father Mukesh Malwiya is a farmer and Amit is the youngest among his three children. Mukesh owns agricultural farms in Teelakhedi village and has two houses in Bairagarh Kalan and Teelakhedi, the police officer said.
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Zone-4 Sanjay Sahu, when contacted said that the motive of the accused is unclear even the family and the child are unable to say anything about it. The case has been registered and the matter is under investigation, he added.