Raipur, Feb 21: Three unidentified men allegedly hurled acid like chemical tonight on tribal activist and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Soni Sori in Chhattisgarh s Maoist-hit Dantewada district, police said. The incident took place near Jawanga village under Geedam police station at around 10:40 pm when Sori along with her two associates was heading towards Geedam from Jagdalpur on a motorcycle, a senior police official told.
As per the statement of the victim, three youths on a motorcycle stopped them after crossing Bastanar Ghat and asked them to alight from their vehicle. One of them immediately hurled the liquid at her face following which the trio fled from the spot, he said. Subsequently her associates rushed her to Geedam hospital and informed police. (ALSO READ: Jat Reservation: Indian Railways cancels 150 trains; blocks routes passing through Panipat, Rohtak and Rewadi)
Though the substance did not disfigure her face Sori said she suffered from a burning sensation, the official said. “According to doctors the alleged liquid seemed to be grease diluted with chemical. The woman (Sori) was further shifted to Jagdalpur hospital and kept under observation as she has complained of burning sensation in her face,” he added. A case has been been registered in this connection based, the official said adding that further probe was on.