A sikh family of three have been attacked with an acid when they were sleeping inside their residence at Shiv colony on Devru road of Sonepat town in the wee hours of Sunday.
The victim identified as Baldev Singh,30, wife-Karamjit Kaur,27, and their seven month old daughter Khushpreet, who originally hail from Kaithal district sustained injuries into the incident. All were rushed to civil hospital, Sonepat, from where they were referred to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak. The condition of Karmjit Kaur is said to be critical.
As per details, Baldev, who works as submersible mechanic in Sonepat was sleeping with his wife and daughter on the first floot in a rented accommodation at the said place. Around, 3am, owner of house Sant Ram heard the cries of family members, who when rushed saw the acid spilled over their bodies and were crying in pain.
Police patrolling near the said location rushed the victims to hospital. They said that a case has been registered against unidentified persons. Notably, Supreme court had directed, the Union home ministry and states to impose a ban on across the counter sale of acid in the wake of rising incidents of attacks on women using the chemical.
A case has been registered against unknown persons under 323(voluntarily causing hurt), 326(voluntarily causing grievous hurt) sections of Indian Penal Code.