In a dreadful incident, a 17-year-old girl in Bihar is now battling for life after she was splashed with acid by a group of men for resisting rape attempt. The nightmare happened in Bhagalpur district on Friday night. As per police four men, led by the main accused, named Prince, sneaked into victim’s house.
The accused allegedly held the girl’s mother at gunpoint and then tried to sexually abuse her. But when she resisted at the first place, they doused acid on her face and ran away from the spot.
According to family’s complaint, the police arrested 2 people including Prince and another culprit and recovered the pistol which the gang had left behind while they escaped the spot.
The victim, a Class XI student was shifted to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) is now in critical condition.
Shockingly, acid was easily available for purchase, despite the SC order of 2013 putting restrictions on the sale of acid.
In the year 2013, the SC ruled that acid should be sold only to people who show a valid identity card and also the buyers had to explain why they need the chemical and also that the sales should be reported to the police department.
Despite all these restrictions, acid is available for purchase in most parts of the city for Rs 25/per liter.
Previously, this year the Delhi Commission for Women also issued a notice to Divisional Commissioner of Revenue, seeking a permanant ban on the sale of acid in New Delhi, citing that it has become a big cause of concern.
Shocking data from National Crime Record Bureau says, there have been 20 incidents of acid attacks in Delhi, the third highest after West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.