Guwahati: Police arrests one in acid-like attack case
GUWAHATI: Fatasil police arrested one person involved in an acid-like attack in Guwahati from Colony Bazar near VIP hotel on June 12.
The arrested has been identifed as Bhaskar Malakar.
A Guwahati-based woman was attacked by a miscreant on June 1. While there were reports of the woman being attacked with acid, commissioner of police Deepak Kumar speaking to G Plus said, "The substance was sent for testing at the Forensic Science lab and upon testing it has been confirmed that it was an adhesive substance that causes the skin to burn, not acid."
According to police, the accused tried to throw the chemically treated substance at a woman in Fatasil Ambari area of the city on June 1.
The police had been chasing the culprit based on a tip-off and finally caught him today when he was trying to attack another woman near VIP Hotel. He was bashed by the public and is currently admitted to the hospital. He will be arrested after getting discharged from the hospital, said the commissioner of police.