A 17-year-old girl was attacked with acid in an incident on Wednesday morning, according to the Delhi Police, at Dwarka turnpike in Mohan Garden area. Suddenly, two men on a bike threw acid on the girl and ran away. Police said the victim’s sister raised suspicion on two well-known persons when the PCR received information about the incident at 9 am. Police have nabbed one of the suspects and are on the lookout for the other. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to the police after receiving information about the incident. DCW Chief Swati Maliwal tweeted that a team has been sent to the hospital to help the victim. Questioning the government’s stand on acid, Malivia said, “For five years, the country has been fighting the battle to ban acid. When will the government wake up?”
Delhi Police in a statement said, “A call was received at the PCR regarding an incident of acid being thrown on a girl in Police Chowki Mohan Garden area around 9 am. It is being told that a 17-year-old girl was allegedly attacked by two bikers at around 7.30 am. Attacked using a substance like acid.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in this matter and wrote that this will not be tolerated. How did the criminals get so bold? Criminals will be severely punished. Safety of every daughter in Delhi is important to us.
Treatment is underway at Safdarjung Hospital in the city
According to news agency ANI, Delhi Police said, “The girl was with her younger sister at the time of the incident. She has suspected 2 people known to her. One person has been detained and further action is being taken.” The victim girl is being treated at Safdarjung Hospital. A Delhi Police officer has also reached the hospital.