Two shocking incidents of crime against women rocked Allahabad district on Saturday.
In the first incident, two motorcycle-borne youths threw acid on a class 11 student in Koraon area while in the other, an 18-year-old girl, who was going to a madarsa, was stabbed by a youth in Naini area for repelling his advances.
In the Koraon incident , the girl, a resident of Badauwa Kala village, was going to school when the youths, who had their faces covered with a cloth, came from behind and threw acid on her. The girl, however, managed to duck and escape with burns on only one of her arms. She raised an alarm but the attackers sped away. The girl was later admitted to a nearby CHC for treatment.
“Two youths were detained on suspicion, but released after the victim failed to recognise them,” Inspector Koraon Krishnapal Singh said. “Further action in the incident will be taken after receiving complaint from the victim,” he added.
In the Naini incident, the girl, of Mahewa area under Naini police station, was going to a nearby madarsa when the youth stabbed her with a knife several times before local residents could rush to save her.
The youth, identified as Janib, was later caught and was handed over to the police. He was stalking the girl since long and was enraged when she repelled his advances. The injured girl was admitted to a hospital where her condition was reported to be critical.
Circle officer, Naini, Alka Bhatnagar said the accused was arrested and an FIR registered against him on the complaint of the girl’s father.
- In November, 2016 three sisters survived an acid attack in area of Baharia, in Allahabad, by motorcycle borne miscreants who were later nabbed. Investigations revealed that a neighbourhood girl was involved in the attack.
- In May, 2014, a youth threw acid on his estranged wife and sister-in-law at Mauaima Bazaar. He was later nabbed by cops.
- In August, 2013, a youth threw a burning shirt on a female student of Allahabad University for repelling his advances. The girl had sustained serious burn injuries and the youth was arrested.