LONDON (Monitoring Desk): A pizza delivery guy is fighting for his life and may be blinded after being attacked by acid in London on Thursday evening.
Muhammed Nawshad Kamal, 32, was working in a town in east London on Thursday when he faced the attack.
The Independent reported that police have arrested a 14-year-old on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm.
According to police, two people on a scooter approached Kamal and tried to steal his bike, and threw acid in his face “repeatedly”.
“This attack has left a man fighting for his life and with terrible eye injuries,” a senior police official said.
“This was an innocent man going about his work as a delivery driver, who may never see again.”
London has seen a number of acid attacks this year.
In July, Muslim model Resham Khan and her cousin Jameel Mukhtar faced acid attack on the model’s 21st birthday, disfiguring both of them, and leaving Jameel Mukhtar paralysed for life. Acid was thrown at them through a car window in London.
Six people were injured on September 23 — with their injuries “not life-threatening or life-changing” — after a group of males reportedly sprayed a noxious substance in a number of attacks in an area around a shopping centre in east London, police said.
Earlier, at least three people received minor injuries in the wake of a suspected acid attack on revellers at Notting Hill Carnival in London in late August.