Two women were waylaid and attacked with acid by a man in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.
Police said the two women, aged 40 and 50, were on a cycle-rickshaw when the attacker stopped them and threw acid. He had masked his face and could not be identified.
One of the women, who is a nurse, suffered 40 per cent burns, said doctors at the district medical centre where she was admitted.
She has been referred to Meerut for treatment. The other woman, who is her neighbour, suffered 10 per cent burns.