Assam | Domestic violence leads to acid attack on wife

  •  Assam | Domestic violence leads to acid attack on wife
09-03-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

In a shocking incident from Hajo, Assam on Firday, a case of domestic dispute between a couple turned ugly when one Ranjit Malakar attacked his wife by throwing acid on her body. The victim of the acid attack suffered 30% burn on her body. 

The victim is currently admitted at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). The accused husband is currently absconding following the attack.
As per reports, the attack was a result of a domestic dispute between the couple. The accused tortured his wife after being drunk almost on a regular basis. The woman was continuously tortured post only a year into her marriage. Malakar demanded heavy dowry and abused his wife for failing to bring money from her parents.

An incident like this is a rare phenomenon in Assam as compared to that of the rest in the country. According to a survey, the total number of acid attack victims in the country in the year 2016 was 307 out of which 9 such cases were reported from Assam. Is Assam too heading in the same path as the states with high numbers of acid attack victims?

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