The Hindu

Woman constable held for acid attack

- SPECIAL CORRESPOND­ENT

THANJAVUR: The Thanjavur South police have arrested an Armed Reserve woman police constable on charges of assaulting and throwing acid on the wife of a police constable.

Divya, a constable with the Armed Reserve battalion in Tiruchi, had gone to the house of Armed Reserve Constable Bhairavan in the police quarters here on Friday and tried to strangle his wife Tamilselvi (24). She also tried to throw acid on Tamilselvi’s face. On hearing Tamilselvi’s cries, neighbours rescued and rushed her to the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital where she is being treated for burns.

Meanwhile, the neighbours also secured Divya and upon interrogat­ion it was learnt that she had been friends with Bhairavan ever since he was working in Tiruchi a few years ago.

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