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Nadia College Girl Injured In Acid Attack, Died

2016-10-18 14:35

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Krishnanagar, Oct. 18: A 18 year old girl from Nadia’s Hanshkhali who was thrown sulfuric acid by a stalker while sleeping with her mother on the night of October 10, died today morning at a government hospital in Calcutta. She was undergoing treatment at the hospital for the past eight days after being shifted from Krishnanagar.

The victim was identified as Mou Rajak, who was a student of class eleven at a school in Gajna suffered 90% burn injury as the deadly acid was thrown on her by a mug.

Her mother Tumpa Rajak was also seriously injured in the attack and at present fighting for life at the same hospital inCalcutta.

The body of the victim arrived in Hanshkhali after post mortem late in the evening.

Police has started a case on the basis of a complaint lodged by victims’ father at the Hanshkhali police station.

Police has already arrested Iman Sheikh (31), a daily labor, the accused stalker and Nirmal Saha, a battery shop owner in Krishnanagar who sold the deadly acid to him.

Iman was produced before the ACJM court in Ranaghat on last Sunday and ordered three days police custody.

Police said, accused Iman, who is a resident of Gajna and father of three children used to make indescent proposal to the victim girl over telephone using fake names. He also using other name often teased one of her friends. But, the victim came to know about this and alerted her friend. Later unable to bear the daily humiliation, the girl in last month slapped Iman when he suddenly visited her house. This made Iman revengeful.

During the interrogation, Iman confessed to have thrown acid on the girl through the gap of the girl’s loosely bolted door on the night of Navami.

Meanwhile, arrested battery shop owner Nirmal Saha said: “The youth came to me and wanted acid for repair works of battery. I was convinced and sold acid to him. I had no idea that he would use it to kill a girl”.

Police said, “There is restriction in selling of acid. The authorized seller can only sell it only if the customer submits his voters’ card with detailed address proof. However, in this case noting was submitted. Moreover, the accused shopowner had never maintained any sell register in this regard”

“We are trying to find out if the battery shop owner was at all involved into the conspiracy with Iman”, an investigating officer said.

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