Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police Md Abdul Waris (North Zone) said: “Miscreants threw acid on Madhabi Barua when she went to the area with her husband to look for a house around 7:30pm on Thursday.”
He said: “On information, police arrested a youth from the spot and sent the victim to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital’s Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit.”
The DC, however, said the reason behind the incident could not be ascertained yet.
Assistant Commissioner of CMP (Panchlaish Circle) Mobassher Hossain told the Dhaka Tribune the arrestee has confessed his crime during the primary interrogation.
He: “The victim has suffered burn injuries on the right side of her face, neck and chest.”