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Diamond Harbour: A homemaker has died following an acid attack at Kultali in South 24-Parganas district, while her son has suffered burns.

The victim woman has been identified as Jayanti Mondal (32) and her injured son is Samiran (7). His burns are not grievous in nature.

Jayanti’s husband works in a private establishment in Kolkata and thus she lived with her mother-in-law and son at their hutment at Jalaberia village under Kultali police station jurisdiction.

On Wednesday night, Jayanti went to bed with her son sleeping next to her. Past midnight, she cried out a loud making her mother-in-law and neighbours rush in. They found out that someone had thrown acid on her and then fled.

The woman was rushed to a local hospital where she breathed her last within a few hours. Her son was released on administering first-aid.

Jayanti’s husband, who rushed down from Kolkata hearing the news, says that he has no clue as to who threw acid on his wife and that too in his house. Police have started an investigation but are yet to arrest anyone.