02/09/2016 11:10 AM IST | Updated 02/09/2016 11:48 AM IST

After Astrologer Says It's A Girl, In-Laws Throw Acid On Pregnant Woman's Stomach

Girija is suffering from 30 percent burns.


After an astrologer told Girija's family that she would have a girl, the in-laws of the 27-year-old woman from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh threw acid on her stomach, NDTV reported on Thursday.

It was the mother-in-law and sister-in-law who threw acid on Girija on August 19, the news channel reported. Neighbors took her to the hospital where she is now recovering from 30 percent burns. She already has one daughter.

"We are waiting for chemical analysis report. It appears that they mixed a chemical in kerosene and poured it over her. We are on a look-out for Girija's mother-in-law," a senior police official told NDTV.

A case of attempt to murder has been registered against the in-laws by the local police. While the husband and father-in-law have been arrested, the police are still on the look-out for her mother-in-law.

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