TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's state media is reporting authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women.
A string of acid attacks against at least two women in the central city of Isfahan last week has prompted a loud public outcry. Now Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that four men are in custody. The report doesn't reveal the identities of the suspects or their possible motives. However, local speculation centers on the possibility that the attackers believed the targeted women weren't dressing modestly enough.
Under Iranian law, women in public must cover themselves with an enveloping head-to-toe veil.