Ludhiana: Youth arrested for acid attack on 16-year-old girl. One more case of acid attack has come forth in Ludhiana, which shows the incompetency of concerned authorities to stop such incidents. This time a young man threw the acid on a minor girl who is just 16 years of age and studying. The victim has faced 50 percent burn injuries on the face and certain parts of her body.
It is worth mentioning that sale of acid is ban in India due to increasing cases of acid attacks in India. But still after very few months one or the other case of acid attack comes forth in the city with other parts of country too. As the number of shopkeepers still sale different acids in the illegal manner to the public of India.
The girl has been admitted to a hospital in the severe condition. The young accused has been identified as Manoj. He is a close relative of the victim. He threw the acid on the victim as she was not getting ready to marry him.
Moreover the accused confessed that he was pressurizing her to get married but when she said no to him then in order to take revenge he threw acid on her face. So that if she would not marry him, than no one other should also not be able to marry her with such face.
Ban on Acid in India
The Supreme Court order was pronounced in 2013, which instructed governments to issue acid-sale licenses to select retailers. Any outlet authorized to sell volatile liquid was mandated to ask buyers for address proof and a photo identity card, so they can be traced in case of an untoward incident. Minors were not allowed to purchase acid, and details of the sale were supposed to be provided to the local police station within the three days. But number of states still flouts the rules.
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