Soro: A girl on Sunday sustained severe burn injuries in acid attack near Sobharampur area under Sahadevkhunta police limits in Balasore district.

The incident took place when the girl was going on scooty. Two motorcycle-borne miscreants threw acid on her and fled away from the spot.

When the victim cried for help, some passerby rushed her to the district headquarters hospital. She was later shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after her condition deteriorated.

The girl has been kept under observation as she sustained serious burns, said a doctor.

The exact reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained. However, police and locals suspect a love affair-related enmity to be the reason behind the inhuman act.

Despite various awareness campaigns, there seems to be no end to atrocities against women in Odisha.