Dwarka Acid Attack: On Wednesday, Delhi LG V.K. Saxena spoke to the police commissioner about the acid attack on a 17-year-old girl in Dwarka and sought information from the top police about how the acid was obtained from the accused despite being banned. market.
The LG has been directed to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation so that exemplary punishment is meted out to the culprits.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Commission for Women has also issued a notice to the Delhi government’s Ministry of Home Affairs seeking action against the ban on retail sale of acid.
“We have issued a notice to the police and the DM asking how the accused could get acid when the retail sale is banned. The NCPCR team will meet the family of the girl victim,” National Commission for Child Rights Chairman Priyank Kanongo said.
A 17-year-old girl, who was critically injured in the burn intensive care unit of Safdarjung Hospital, was attacked minutes after she left her home for school in west Delhi on Wednesday morning when two masked men on bikes threw acid, police said.
Aggrieved by the acid attack, women’s groups and others, including Lt. Governor V.K. Saxena raised questions about the presence of acid in the market despite the ban, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked how the accused mustered such courage.
A teenage girl who was with her younger brother at the time of the attack at Mohan Garden near Uttam Nagar has named two alleged attackers. One of them was detained by the police, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) M Harsha Vardhan said.
A doctor at Safdarjung Hospital said, “He has 7-8 percent burns on his face and his eyes are also damaged. He is being treated in the burn intensive care unit and his condition is stable.”
While waiting outside the burn unit, the father told reporters that his sister was with him at the time.
“My daughter left the house at 07:30 in the morning. As soon as she stepped out into the street, she was attacked. This incident happened within 6-7 minutes after she left the house. My younger daughter came running to us with her,” he told reporters.
When asked if he was harassed or stalked, he replied that he had not made such a complaint. Police are investigating whether the two men knew him.
Recalling the incident in the morning, he said that his uncle was walking to the metro station with his sister when he was attacked. The pain was unbearable and she ran to nearby shops for help. A shopkeeper poured milk on his face to ease the pain, he said.
“They were waiting for one of their friends, so they would take the metro from Dwarka More to go to school. Suddenly two people on a motorcycle came there and threw acid on him,” the uncle told reporters.
The governor spoke to Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora in this regard.
“… (he) wanted a detailed report on the incident, including information on how the acid used was obtained despite a city ban.”
The LG has been directed to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation so that exemplary punishment is meted out to the culprits. LG is in touch with the hospital authorities and has urged them to provide the best possible treatment. He also assured that all possible help will be extended to the victim and his family,” Raj Niwas Delhi, which heads the Secretariat of the LG, tweeted.
Kejriwal said that such attacks “will not be tolerated at all”.
“Strictest punishment should be given to the accused. Safety of every girl in Delhi is important to us,” he said. The police informed about this at around 09:00 in the morning.
“A call was received around 9 am about acid being thrown on a girl near Mohan Garden police station.
“Around 7.30 this morning, two bike-borne persons allegedly attacked a 17-year-old girl with an acid-like substance,” said DCP Vardhan.
The schoolgirl was first admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital and later shifted to Safdarjung Hospital.
CCTV footage captured the horror of the morning. Two men were shown throwing acid at the girl on the sidewalk, police said.
The National Committee for Women (NCW) accepted the attack, while the Delhi Committee for Women (DCW) issued a notice to the police.
“Acid was thrown on a school girl near Dwarka More… Justice for the girl Delhi Commission for Women has been fighting for years to ban acid use in the country. When will the government wake up?” DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal tweeted in Hindi.
The district judge, who requested anonymity, said the district authorities regulate the sale of acid.
“… we have a list of all authorized acid sellers who submit regular sales reports. Also at the sub-divisional level, the NSC monitors,” he said.
Aam Aadmi Party National Spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj also expressed concern over the rising crime rate in the national capital.
“LG Saab, you have Delhi Police and crime is increasing day by day. You should concentrate on your work instead of interfering in Delhi Govt. Crime is increasing in Delhi after your arrival,” the tweet said in Hindi.
In 2013, after a spike in acid attack victims, the Supreme Court banned the sale of acid at retail outlets and ordered the state government to pay Rs 3 lakh as compensation to each acid victim.
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