Agence France-PresseApril 3, 2013 05:30
An acid attack left four sisters in north India with burns, police said Wednesday, in a particularly brutal example of what is a growing problem in South Asia.
The youngest sister, 19, was admitted to hospital with severe injuries after two men on a motorbike splashed them with acid on Tuesday evening in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the capital.
The sisters, aged between 19 and 24, were returning home from a government school where three of them work as teachers. The fourth is a student.