Delhi Acid Attack: The prime accused in the Delhi acid attack incident, according to Delhi Police, purchased the substance online, revealing how the life-threatening acids are easily available despite a Supreme Court ban. The Delhi Commission for Women issued notices to two e-commerce companies on Thursday for allegedly allowing the sale of acid on their platform.
The motive for the Delhi Acid attack, according to the police, was ‘revenge,’ as the main accused, Sachin Arora (20), wanted to exact revenge on the minor girl for breaking off their friendship a few months ago. The victim showed no interest in speaking with Sachin after she ended her friendship with him. Following that, the accused Sachin, along with his friends Virendra Singh (22) and Harshit Agarwal (19), planned to attack her with acid.
As seen in the CCTV footage of the incident, the person riding the bike was Harshit and the one who threw the acid at the girl was Sachin. Later, Virendra stole Sachin’s phone and scooty, making it impossible for the police to track Sachin’s whereabouts.
#BreakingNews : A 17-year-old girl was allegedly attacked with some acid-like substance by a man on a bike around 7:30 AM in Dwarka Sector, #Delhi. Treatment is underway, at Safdarjung Hospital.
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Sachin and Harshit threw acid on the schoolgirl, while Virender moved Sachin’s scooter and phone to a different location in order to create an alibi and deceive the police.
All three were apprehended within 12 hours, despite their best efforts to elude the cops.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has also requested a detailed action taken report from the two companies, Amazon and Flipkart, by December 20, citing the easy availability of acid online as a major concern.
“The patient is alert, well-oriented, and afebrile. She has had 8% chemical burns on her face. Eyes have been affected as well. The treatment has begun. Ophthalmologists also offer conservative and supportive care. She is still in the Burn ICU “According to a senior doctor.
During police interrogation, it was discovered that Sachin Arora and the minor victim were friends until September. The two had a falling out, which allegedly led to the accused attacking her, said Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Sagar Preet Hooda, adding that he lived in the girl’s neighbourhood.
Following an increase in acid attacks, the Supreme Court banned the sale of acid over the counter in 2013. The court also imposed restrictions on those selling acid, requiring that only licenced shopowners sell acid, that they be registered, and that they keep a register of those who buy acid from them. Those purchasing acid must also provide a reason and proof of identification.