Delhi: A man tried to drag a 19-year-old girl inside a car in Delhi's Pandav Nagar. When she refused to get inside the car, the youth threatened to throw acid at her. The girl was injured during this. After which, she was given first aid. A case has been filed, and an investigation is underway.
Man threatened victim over throwing acid
In her complaint, the victim alleged that Yagvender Yadav Yadav (27), who runs a grocery shop with his father in the area, had threatened her that he will throw acid on her if she does not marry him, they said.
The accused and the victim are known to each other, police said.
On Sunday, Yadav asked the victim to come along with him but when she refused, he threatened her by saying that he was carrying acid with him, police said.
Case registered with several charges
A case was registered against the accused under sections 341 (wrongful restraint) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Amrutha Guguloth said.
Subsequently, after the victim's statement was recorded by the magistrate, sections 354B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe) and 354D (stalking) were added to the FIR, the DCP said.
Taking suo-moto cognizance of the matter, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal issued a notice to the DCP of the east district.
The Commission has sought a copy of the FIR along with details of arrests made in the matter along with the details of security provided to the woman.
The panel has also sought an action-taken report in the matter by January 6.
DCW chief expresses concern
"We are receiving such types of cases on a daily basis. I do not know when this brutality against women and girls will stop! We need to make our system more effective to deal with such cases. The accused should be arrested and strict action should be taken against him. The girl must be provided security as he has threatened an acid attack on her!" Maliwal said.
Delhi acid attack on a teenager last month
Two masked men on bikes threw acid on a teenager minutes after she left home for school on Wednesday, leaving her with serious injuries. As outrage spread over the attack, many also raised questions over the availability of acid in markets despite a ban.
The police arrested three men and found that the main accused, Sachin Arora, had procured the acid from Flipkart.
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