A couple traveling in a car suffered serious burn injuries in an acid attack at Embilipitiya last afternoon.

Police Media Unit said the male driver and his female companion in the car’s passenger seat suffered serious injuries in the incident and were admitted to the Embilipitiya hospital.

However, upon further investigations, it was revealed that a complaint made to the Ambalantota police on the same day had alleged that the male driver involved in the incident had abducted a female and fled with her in his car.

It has been revealed that the 29-year-old female who suffered injuries in the incident was the woman identified as having been abducted by the suspect. Both the driver and his passenger are residents of Nonagama, Ambalantota. However, police have been unable to record their statements so far given the extent of their injuries.

The driver, who is listed as a suspect in the complaint regarding the alleged abduction, is being treated in hospital under police guard.

The suspects who carried out the acid attack have not been identified and remain at large. Embilipitiya police are investigating.