In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old girl was attacked with acid in the Dwarka area in Delhi on Wednesday.
Earlier at 7:30 am, two bike-borne persons attacked the girl with acid and the victim has been referred to Safdarjung Hospital.
Meanwhile, the victim was with her younger sister at the time of the incident. She has raised suspicion over two persons known to them.
According to Delhi Police, “A PCR call was received around 9 am regarding an incident of throwing acid on a girl in the area of PS Mohan Garden. It was stated that a girl aged 17 years was allegedly attacked using some acid-like substance by two bike-borne persons at around 7:30 am.”
Moreover, the acid attack victim is undergoing treatment at the hospital and as per the preliminary report, the condition of the student remains critical, acid has gone in both her eyes.
Delhi Police further stated, “The girl was with her younger sister at the time of the incident. She has raised suspicion over two persons known to them. One person has been detained and further investigation is going on.”
The father of the girl said, “Our younger daughter came running to the house and said that acid has been thrown at her sister. Both the boys had covered their faces, they are yet to be identified. It (acid) has entered both her eyes.”
The mother of the victim said, “Till date the student has not had any quarrel with anyone.”
At the same time, the police said that an accused has been taken into custody in the case.
Taking to Twitter Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal slammed the government and tweeted, “In the country’s capital, two miscreants throw acid on a schoolgirl in broad daylight and leave… Is anyone afraid of the law now? Why acid is not banned? SHAME.”
देश की राजधानी में दिन दहाड़े एक स्कूली बच्ची पर 2 बदमाश दबंगई से तेज़ाब फेंककर निकल जाते हैं… क्या किसी को भी अब क़ानून का डर है ? क्यों तेज़ाब पर बैन नहीं लगाया जाता ? SHAME pic.twitter.com/kaWWQYey7A— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) December 14, 2022
Furthermore, the whole incident was caught on the CCTV camera in the area and an investigation into the matter is underway.