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Acid attacked in Bengal

Kolkata, Feb 20:  A 15-year-old girl was attacked with acid at her home allegedly by a man in West Bengal’s Midpore district early on Monday, police said. “Acid was thrown at the girl at Sabong in West Midpore district around 3 a.m.,” a police officer said. She sustained serious burn injuries on the face and was admitted to a hospital. Police arrested the attacker, Digbijay Pradhan (28), a resident of the same village. According to the victim’s family, the man knew the girl and was harassing her for some months, the officer added. (IANS)

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