Reports from Isfahan indicate that in recent weeks there has been a rise in the incidence of people throwing acird onto women, purportedly for not wearing appropriate hijab or Islamic gard in public.

INSA reports that on the night of Wednesday October 15, a 27-year-old woman was assaulted with acird. Eyewitness reports indicate that she was assaulted by bikers who threw acid at her while she was in her car.

Isfahan police says they are investigating the incident in order to identify the assailants.

A social networking website has warned women about bikers throwing acid on women on busy streets. They reports that similar incidents have happened in recent weeks.