A nurse threw acid at a 35-year-old doctor inside a court premises in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, and allegedly attempted to commit suicide by consuming it, the police said today.
The doctor received minor injuries in the incident.
The doctor, of a private hospital, had come to court in connection with a family dispute.
The nurse had allegedly developed personal enmity towards the doctor after they parted ways from a hospital where they worked together earlier, the police said.
The nurse, who was aware of his visit to the court, covered her head and face with a cloth and threw acid at the doctor.
The police soon took her into custody and admitted her at a government hospital suspecting that she might have consumed the rest of the acid after the attack.
The condition of the nurse and the doctor is said to be stable.