A grade eight student suffered severe burn injuries after his classmate threw acid on his face inside the school premises in the Indian city of Gurugram on Friday.

A group of students were cleaning the toilet at a government school when the incident took place.

Recalling the incident, the unidentified victim said, "We were cleaning the toilet upon being ordered by the teacher. One of the students who was cleaning the windows called me and dropped some chemical on my face.”

Police were investigating the incident to find out the reason behind the attack.

"The details of the case have been verified, there seems to be some misinformation. The child is safe now and the incident happened without any mala fide intention," a police officer said.

Meanwhile, it is alleged that the school management tried to buy the silence of the parents of the injured child, a claim that was refuted by the school administration.

"The teacher gave me Rs 1,000 ($14) and told me to buy fruits and medicines in a bid to suppress the matter," the victim's father alleged. A police case was registered and additional details were yet to be released.

In this picture household needs vendor shows acid he sells in Multan, Pakistan, on March 16, 2012. BAY ISMOYO/AFP via Getty Images