Two Goons threw acid on five school girls while they were on their way back to home in Dharmabad village, after school near here on Wednesday.

According to media reports Boys were molesting girls and when girls opposed molestation, they threw acid.

In the incident one girl sustained critical burn injuries and was rushed to Amritsar hospital, while the others were admitted to the local hospital.

According to reports, the youths were chasing the girls for quite some time even after resistance from the girls. They finally committed the crime and fled from the scene.

The police have launched a hut for the accused after registering a case in this context, the reports said.

The victim sustained injuries on her face, while four other girls accompanying her also sustained minor injuries.

The Dera Baba Nanak police have registered a case under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 326A (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 354C (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The reason behind the attack was not immediately available, said police, adding that the accused was absconding.

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