A mentally unstable man allegedly threw acid on his mother, two brothers, a sister, a nephew and himself following an altercation at Lalbagh area in the capital on Tuesday morning.
The attacker is identified as Ali Hossain, 40, a worker at a local battery shop.The other injured are Ali's mother Momena Begum, 70, brothers -- Anwar Hossain, 52, Iqbal Hossain, 45 -- sister Jamila Akter, 30, and nephew Salehin, 20.
Ali locked in an altercation with his family members at 5:45am and at one stage he threw battery acid on his family members, leaving them burnt. He later poured acid on himself too, said Amitab Darji, a sub-inspector of Lalbagh Police Station.
They were all first rushed to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery for treatment. Of the injured -- Jamila, Iqbal and Salehin -- were later shifted to National Institute of Ophthalmology as they sustained burns in their eyes, the police officer said.
Mentioning that his mother was given first aid at the hospital, he SI said Ali was being treated at the burn institute under police custody.