Acid attack on girls; court dismisses bail plea of accused

Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 21:50

New Delhi: Terming the incident as "grave",
a court here has dismissed the bail plea of a man who is
accused of throwing acid on two sisters who lost their vision
in the attack.

"In view of the circumstances in which the offence has
been committed, the bail application of the accused is
dismissed," Additional Sessions Judge S K Sarvaria said.

Afroj and co-accused Shabir, who has not been arrested so
far, had thrown acid on two sisters at Jakir Nagar locality
in south Delhi on October 14 when the victims were going to a
nearby market on a rickshaw.

While dismissing the bail application of Afroj, the court
took into consideration the photographs showing burnt faces of
the victims who were undergoing treatment in a hospital here.

The prosecutor said the girls have lost their eyes in the
incident and the accused did not deserve to be released on
bail at the moment when the probe was in its nascent stage.
The plea was accepted by the court.

The accused were riding a motorcycle while allegedly
throwing acid on the victims.

An FIR under various provisions of the IPC dealing with
attempt to murder and causing grevious hurt was lodged at
Jamia Nagar police station against the accused.

While Afroj was apprehended, the other accused is
absconding.

Bureau Report



First Published: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 21:50

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