Bareilly: Three women have become victims of an acid attack in Anandapur Lakshmi Narain village in the Nawabganj area in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly on Thursday.

According to reports, the accused, identified as Deepak, threw acid at a woman he was attempting to rape and two others who rushed to her help after hearing her scream.

Deepak attempted to the first victim while she was cutting wood. When she started she started retaliating and screaming, two other women rushed to help her. Deepak allegedly threw acid on all three women.

While the three women were rushed to a nearby hospital, Deepak was arrested and a probe was initiated.

Their condition is stated as stable, according to media reports.