- Lavanya works at an All Women's Police Station in Vellore
- She has suffered injuries on her face and right hand, police said
- India has the highest recorded number of acid attacks
Lavanya, 29, who works at an All Women's Police Station was returning from work when the incident took place.
She has suffered burns injuries, doctors said. She is currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
The police have registered a case but are yet to identify the attackers.
Lavanya suffered injuries on her face and right hand, police said.
Hundreds of acid attacks are reported in India each year though activists say the number is under-reported as many do not report cases for fear the attackers will seek revenge.
India has the highest recorded number of such attacks which are often a form of revenge by jilted husbands or rejected suitors.
Previously classified under grievous harm, acid attacks became a specific offence in India in 2013 after public pressure forced the government to improve laws to protest women following the Nirbhaya gang-rape case in 2012.
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