Acid attack on youth in Mathura, critically injured

Mathura: A youth on Monday was critically injured in an acid attack by unidentified miscreants here, police said.

The victim has been referred to Delhi as his condition was stated to be serious, they added.

According to SP (city) Aloke Priyadarshi, Balbir (19), son of Fateh Singh and a resident of Vikas Nagar here, used to work at a machinery store on Saunkh Road.

At around 8 pm, he was on his way home along with his cousin Ganesh Gola after the day’s work when the miscreants threw acid at him, the SP said.

Balbir was immediately rushed to a local hospital from where, he was referred to Delhi.

Police have launched a hunt to nab the miscreants, the SP said.