Chennai shame: After Vinothini, acid attack claims another life

Acid attacks have claimed yet another victim's life in Chennai today. Vidya, a 20-year-old victim died in Chennai while being treated at the Government Kilpauk Hospital, reported The Hindu.

The report quoted hospital authorities as saying that she had sustained fourth degree burns which had corroded soft tissues.


Police amended the case to murder under registered it under Section 302 of IPC. Reuters

Vidya, who was working in an internet browsing centre in Adambakkam, was accosted by one Vijaya Bhaskar. When he tried to throw a bottle of acid at her, she turned away, and the acid burnt her back. He prevented her from escaping by pushing her down onto the acid splashed on the floor. He then locked the door and escaped.

Police amended the case to murder under  registered it under Section 302 of IPC.

This incident comes days after, J Vinodhini, a software engineer who suffered serious burn injuries in November when a man threw acid on her for rejecting his overtures, died at a private hospital in Chennai on 12 February.