Acid attack.

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Class 12 girl, who was attacked with acid by a bike-borne assailant Wednesday morning in Delhi, has suffered eight per cent facial burn injuries.

The student was stable undergoing treatment at the Safdarjung Hospital in the national capital.

A hospital source said that the acid victim was currently in a stable condition in the hospital. Due to the acid thrown at her, the girl received some facial burn injuries.

“This absolutely cannot be tolerated. How did the criminals get so much courage? The criminals should be given the strictest punishment. The safety of every girl child in Delhi is important to us,” said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a tweet after the incident.

Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women (NCW) and Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) both have taken cognizance of the acid attack.

A team from the NCW reached the hospital to inquire into the matter. Rekha Sharma, the NCW chairperson said that they have taken cognizance of the case and the team will also talk to the concerned Deputy Commissioner of Police.