Man throws acid on wife in east Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A man threw acid on his 32-year-old wife after an argument here, police said Tuesday. The attacker's 18-year-old niece was also injured in the incident.

Devender, 38, a factory worker, threw acid on his wife Suman causing burns Monday night in their house in east Delhi's Mandawali area, police said. He is absconding.

Devender's niece, who was present at the spot, also received burns in the attack, police said.

"The accused fled after the crime," said a police officer.

Suman was hospitalised with 28 percent burns while Devender's niece was reported to be out of danger, police said.

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