Laws against Acid Attacks

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  1. 326A: Acid attack – this is a gender neutral law. Whoever causes permanent or partial damage or deformity to, or burns or maims or disfigures or disables, any part or parts of the body of a person or causes grievous hurt by throwing acid on or by administering acid to that person, or by using any other means with the intention of causing or with the knowledge that he is likely to cause such injury or hurt, shall be punished with imprisonment for at least ten years, and with fine. The fine shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses of the treatment of the victim.
  2. 326B: Attempt to acid attack – this is a gender neutral law. Whoever throws or attempts to throw acid on any person or attempts to administer acid to any person, or attempts to use any other means, with the intention of causing permanent of partial damage or deformity of burns or maiming or disfigurement or disability or grievous hurt to that person, shall be punished with imprisonment for at least five years, and with a fine.

Here, “acid” includes any substance which has acidic or corrosive character or burning nature, that is capable of causing bodily injury leading to scars, disfigurement, or temporary or permanent disability.

Also, permanent or partial deformity need not be irreversible for the case to hold.

Here are some suggestions on how to report an acid attack.

Also, you should know about the immediate medical aidshort term treatment, and long term treatment required for a victim of acid attack.