A person hurled acid on a 14-year-old girl and also inflicted a knife wound on her throat in a village in Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.
The crime was allegedly committed by the girl’s distant relative on Monday night when she was alone, said the police.
The victim was shifted to a hospital in Nellore from where she was shifted to Chennai on Tuesday for better treatment.
The Andhra Pradesh government announced an assistance of ₹ 5 lakh to the victim, according to a police official “We will file a charge-sheet in the case within a week and ensure speedy trial,” he said.
The assailant, who was yet to be arrested, was Nagaraju, who committed the offence for material gain, said the police.
“Our preliminary investigation revealed that the girl was not sexually abused. Her condition is stable now,” a police official told reporters here today.