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Sikh family acid attack: Three held

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
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  • Updated: Oct 08, 2013 05:36 IST

After a two day chase, police finally caught three persons in the acid attack on the sikh family of three at Shiv Colony of Sonepat town on Monday night. The accused have been identified as Darshan Singh, Gurjant Singh and Ranbir Singh(in thirtees), all residents of Kaithal district.

One of the accused Darshan Singh, a resident of Gula Chika, used to love on Karmjit Kaur, who continued his one side liking for her after after her marriage. Notably, Baldev Singh, Karamjit Kaur and their seven month old daughter Khushpree Kaur were attacked on Sunday morning, when they were asleep in their rented accommodation at the said location.

Police said that upon investigation, it was learnt that Darshan along with his two accomplices had been harassing Kaur for having relationship with him despite her marital status. Darshan too was married and had children, but he desperation for victim did not alter with time. Police said in a bid to teach Kaur a lesson for turning down his offer, Darshan with two others reached Sonepat on Saturday night. After finding a suitable time on Sunday morning, they allegedly throw acid on her family from the window and escaped in the thickness of darkness.

Based on the suspicion by Baldev Singh, police arrested the accused from Gohana road of Sonepat district, when trio were preparation to flee from Sonepat.

Accused confessed that he committed crime to settle revenge on victim.

Here, doctors at Rohtak medical college, operating on the family of Baldev said that chances of Kaur regaining her eyesight after the incident are very bleak.

 

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