Acid attack on Holi revelers , seven injured

Seven persons, including women, sustained serious injuries after some miscreants threw acid on them for protesting against eve-teasing on the night of Holi festival, in a Jharkhand village, police said today.

Deputy superintendent of police Birendra Kumar Chaudhary, who is the officiating Superintendent of police said the incident took place at Rajwar Tola village under Gola police station on Thursday night when the Holi revelers protested against the eve-teasing by the miscreants.

A scuffle ensued between the two sides and the culprits threw acid on the revelers, injuring seven of them seriously.

One of the injured persons was the principal of a local college Lalmohan Rajwar, police said.

All seven of them were referred to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi for treatment.

No complaint was lodged about the incident but a probe has been launched and a police team was sent to the hospital.

An FIR would be lodged after the team would return from Ranchi, Chaudhary said.

One of the accused, Jeetu Sao (30), was arrested today and forwarded to jail custody by a local court, Officer-in-harge of Gola police station, Radhey Shyam Ram said.