Salem acid attack: A woman in Tamil Nadu succumbed to burn injuries Monday following an acid attack by her husband. Reports say he was arrested a day later. The incident occurred at a local bus stand in Salem where the woman was waiting with her mother.
The accused was on the run after attacking his wife, and partially injuring his mother-in-law. He was reportedly arrested by a special team in the city of Karur, where he was hiding. Police have booked him under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including attempt to murder.
5 Things To Know About The Salem Acid Attack Case
1. The middle-aged couple, identified as Revathi and Yesudas, had been living apart for the last six months, Salem’s Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police told Indian Express. They shared a two-decade-old marriage and were parents of three children, all of whom were living with Revathi at her maternal home.
2. Some reports suggest the man suspected Revathi was unfaithful to him and that there were frequent arguments between the two. Revathi was unwilling to live with her husband anymore and was seeking a divorce, proceedings for which she had reportedly begun.
3. On the day of the attack, she was at Salem’s All Women Police Station with her mother with regard to the divorce. Police were allegedly attempting to convince her against the divorce citing their children’s future, as per Indian Express.
4. The mother-daughter duo left the police station in the evening and were waiting at the Old Bus Stand for a bus to Namakkal. Yesudas reportedly appeared with a can of acid, threw it at them and fled. Revathi sustained serious burns on her face and chest, while her mother’s hand was burnt.
5. Revathi was rushed to Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital and, without responding to treatment, died the same night.