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Police refutes reports of acid attack in Srinagar

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Srinagar: Police on Sunday trashed rumours about acid attack on a girl in Srinagar city.

In a handout, police said that there is an “unverified news doing rounds about an acid attack”.

It said around 4 pm at Nawab Bazar, a minor girl (name withheld), who was accompanied by her aunt in the market area, felt a burning sensation in her hand “prima facie due to some liquid”.

She was taken to the hospital from where she was discharged after first-aid as the doctors diagnosed her with only minor superficial rashes and blisters only on the hand”.

Police spokesman further said that the facts and circumstances leading to this incident are being investigated by Police Station MR Gunj.

“The girl is absolutely fine and is at home. Prima facie it looks like some foul play which police are investigating,” reads the police statement.

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