Nagpur: In a shocking incident that took place at Sadar-based Government Polytechnic, a female Lab Assistant, enraged over complaints against her, attacked Head of Chemistry Department with acid. Although the HoD was injured she managed to save her face by covering it with ‘chunri’ in the nick of time.
The accused was earlier working in IT Department of Sadar-based Government Polytechnic. In the new year, she was transferred to Chemistry Department of the College. A few days back, lab assist had remained absent without permission. Subsequently, the HoD had lodged a complaint with Principal against the accused lab assit. The complaint had led to no payment of salary . The complaint and no salary left her furious and she thought of settling the score with the HoD in fiery manner.
On Wednesday, the angry lab assit stormed the cabin of HoD with a bottle of ammonia acid. After a wordy duel, She threw the acid on HOD. Although HOD suffered burn injuries but she managed to save her face by covering it with ‘chunri’ in the nick of time. The acid attack on HoD sparked furore and police were called. A team of Sadar police reached the college and took the accused Lab Assistant Further probe is underway but no official complaint was lodged.
Although ammonia is mostly considered a weak base, it can also act as a weak acid in aqueous solutions.