A woman police constable was attacked with acid by few unidentified car-borne assailants when she was going for her duty in Mathura on Thursday. She was immediately rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.
The ghastly incident took place after the victim allegedly rejected the marriage proposal made by one of the accused, Sanjay Singh.
SP Crime, Mathura: “At about 4:30 am today, few unidentified car-borne assailants threw acid on a woman constable while she was on her way to work; she has received 40% burns and has been admitted to hospital. Efforts are on to nab assailants, reason behind incident is some old dispute,” ANI reported SP Crime’s statement.
SP Crime, Mathura: At about 4:30 am today, few unidentified car-borne assailants threw acid on a woman constable while she was on her way to work; she has received 40% burns&has been admitted to hospital. Efforts are on to nab assailants;reason behind incident is some old dispute pic.twitter.com/SGE6OIdgTI
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According to a News18 report, when City SP, Mathura, Rajesh Kumar Singh, was questioned about the incident, the officer misbehaved and threatened News18 Uttar Pradesh journalist Himanshu Tripathi.
Kumar, who was visiting the constable at the hospital, threatened Tripathi for questioning him about the law and order of Mathura. When asked about the incident, the SP said, “I won’t tell you anything”, blocking the camera with his hand.
“ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar termed the entire incident as “unfortunate.” However, Director General of Police UP, OP Singh ordered swift action against the assailants. He also ordered disciplinary action against Kumar,” reported the TV channel.