Balasore (Odisha), Jun 10 (PTI) A 28-year-old woman suffered severe burn injuries after she was attacked with acid in Odisha’s Balasore district today, police said. Also Read - After Odisha, Rare Bright Yellow Turtle Found In West Bengal; Pictures Stun The Internet

The incident occurred near a railway level-crossing in Sobhrampur area under the jurisdiction of Sahadevkhunta police station here when the woman was travelling on a scooter, the police said. Also Read - India Conducts Successful Night Trial of Nuclear-Capable Prithvi-2 Missile From Odisha Test Range

The victim’s uncle lodged a complaint with the police. Also Read - Rare Yellow Turtle Rescued in Odisha's Balasore District, Pictures Go Viral | See Pics

According to the complaint, some motorcycle-borne miscreants intercepted the victim and threw acid on her, a police officer said.

The miscreants had their faces covered with masks, the officer said, adding, they fled after committing the crime.

A special team has been formed to nab the culprits and the police officers are hopeful that the attackers would soon be apprehended, the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Balasore, B Jugal Kishor, said.

The victim has been admitted to a hospital with serious burn injuries, a police officer said, adding, an investigation has been initiated.

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