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Woman attacked with acid in Srinagar, accused arrested

Last Updated on February 2, 2022 at 3:19 pm

Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to arrest three persons which include the main accused for an acid attack on a girl in Srinagar yesterday.

24-year-old woman was hospitalised with burn injuries after some persons threw acid on her in the Hawal area here on Tuesday. In this regard, a case under FIR No. 08/2022 U/S 326-A of IPC was registered in Police Station Nowhatta and investigation was started immediately, reportedly.

During the investigations and technical analysis, the name of one suspect came up which led to the apprehension of the main accused namely Sajid Altaf Rather S/o Mohd Altaf Rather R/o Buchwara Dalgate. SIT arrested this main accused as his role came into prominence.

During the initial probe it came forward that girl had rejected the engagement proposal of the accused and he had been stalking her. As per the official reports, accused worked in a medical shop and in the evening of 01.02.2022, he took a break from work and went towards the place where the girl used to work along with a co-accused namely Momin Nazir sheikh S/o Nazir Ahmad Sheikh R/o Mehjoornagar. On Victim’s way back home in the late evening, she was followed and acid was thrown on her and afterwards, the accused ran away and went back to his shop, reportedly.

The accused, as per the official, had purchased the acid from one of his known persons, namely Mohd Saleem S/o Abdul Ganie R/o Padshaibagh, a motor Mechanic who works near Durganath near Dalgate area. “This third accused person has also been arrested for his further examination,” said the official. Legal process was also started for sealing this workshop as one of its employees had sold acidic material in violation of SC guidelines. This Shop was sealed by following due procedure by the Executive Magistrate.