A 17-year-old girl was allegedly attacked with acid by two bike-borne men in Delhi under Mohan Garden police station. The victim is undergoing treatment currently. The police have detained one person in the case after the victim raised suspicion over two people known to her.
A police control room (PCR) call was received at around 9 am on Wednesday regarding an acid attack incident on a girl in the Mohan Garden Police Station area.
She was allegedly attacked with acid at around 7:30 am this morning. The minor was with her younger sister at the time of the incident. One person has been detained and further investigation is going on in the case.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal also tweeted about the incident and said that the commission will seek justice for the victim.
According to the younger sister of the victim, “Me and my sister were on our way to school at around 7:32 am. Suddenly I heard her scream. I got nervous seeing her face and called our father. She was then taken to the doctor. The bike didn’t have any number plate. She used to know both of them from the past. My father used to know them too.
The victim’s younger sister also identified the accused as Sachin and Honey. “I could recognize them from the video. They are not from the same school,” said the younger sister.
We urge the government to punish the culprit who commit such crimes without the need for a criminal trial. This would not only be a quicker and more efficient way of punished, but it would also be more effective in preventing further damage to the community. A criminal trial would also be necessary to determine the guilt or innocence of the person who has been attacked, which would take time and energy that could be used to better serve the public.