Two Men Pour Acid On Four SistersAn acid attack left four sisters in north India with burns in a particularly brutal example of what is a growing problem in South Asia, police said Wednesday.
The youngest sister, 19, was admitted to hospital with severe injuries after two men on a motorbike splashed them with acid on Tuesday evening in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the capital.
The sisters, aged between 19 and 24, were returning home from a government school where three of them work as teachers. The fourth is a student.
"The victims were walking together when two men on a motorbike made lewd remarks and the man who was riding pillion splashed acid on all of them," Abdul Hammed, the senior police officer investigating the case said.
"The youngest sister suffered maximum burn injuries and she had to be rushed to a hospital in Delhi."
Hameed said no arrests had been made and the motive behind the crime was unclear.
Attacks on women have topped the national agenda since December 2012 when a medical student was assaulted and raped by six men on a moving bus in Delhi.