New Delhi: In yet another acid attack in the national capital, acid was thrown at a 17-year-old girl in Delhi on Wednesday. The incident took place at 7:30 am in Dwarka area.
The girl was going to school with her younger sister when two youth came on a bike and attacked girl. The incident was reported to the police at 9 am. One person has been detained, police said.
The girl has been referred to Safdarjung Hospital. The suspects have also been identified and would be arrested soon, Delhi police said.
The girl’s father told the media that the condition of her daughter was critical. “My daughters went out together this morning. The younger daughter came to the house running and told that two boys escaped by pouring acid on Didi. Their faces were covered. My daughter’s condition is very serious right now, acid has gone into both her eyes. ”
8 per cent burns, a youth detained
Police said that girl received about 8 per cent burn injuries on her face and a youth has been detained. During the investigation, another boy has emerged as the main suspect and several teams have been formed to nab the accused. All angles are being investigated.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal expressed concern over the incident and slammed the state government. Sharing the video of the incident, she asked – In the capital of the country, two miscreants throw acid on a school girl in broad daylight. Does anyone fear the law now? Why is acid not banned? It’s a shame.
In a tweet she wrote, “Acid is easily available like vegetables. Why is the government not banning its retail sale? The Delhi Commission for Women had been demanding a ban on it for years. When will governments wake up?”
At the same time, the National Commission for Women has also sent a team to Safdarjung Hospital to investigate the matter.