The police on Tuesday placed the mobile phone of the woman accused of attacking a veterinary doctor with acid on Monday under surveillance. The police also registered an FIR against the accused, identified as 45-year-old Tainaz, on the basis of a written complaint filed by the victim’s family on Tuesday.
The victim, 28-year-old Amit Verma, works as a veterinary doctor at a dog clinic in Vaishali.
On Monday, Tainaz, a resident of Meerut, allegedly attacked Dr Verma with four litres of acid. She was allegedly pursuing Verma for the last 19 days, despite Verma rejecting her advances.
The police said they have formed teams to look for the accused.
“A team has been sent to Meerut to trace the woman, though her address is still unknown as the victim is not in a condition to speak. The phone number of the woman was taken from the victim’s mobile and has been put under surveillance. However, we are yet to trace her location,” Atul Kumar Yadav, station house officer of Indirapuram police station, said.
According to the police, the victim’s family, in the written complaint, alleged that the woman was troubling Verma since April 26, when Verma quit his job as a veterinary doctor at a slaughter house in Meerut. Tainaz was Verma’s landlady in Meerut and used to cook food for him, which led to intimate relations between the two, the police said.
According to the police, Verma’s decision to leave Meerut for Ghaziabad did not go down well with Tainaz.
Meanwhile, Verma’s condition remained critical on Tuesday. The doctors attending to him said he might lose vision.
“The attack was aimed directly at the face of the victim, which has severely damaged his facial muscles and vision. He is under observation. He might lose vision. There has been no improvement in his condition since Monday,” Dr Sachin Maheshwari from Yashoda Hospital, Kaushambi, said.