Kolkata: A woman and her infant child have been injured in an acid attack in Birbhum district in West Bengal, police said Monday. The victim’s estranged husband has been arrested for the attack, police added. “The woman and the baby were sleeping inside their house when acid was thrown on them through a window. While the woman has suffered severe burn injuries on her face and stomach, the baby too was hurt. We have arrested the husband,” said a police officer. The woman, admitted in Rampurhat sub-divisional hospital, said her husband and in-laws repeatedly tortured her forcing her to live at her parents’ house.

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