Three held in Jalandhar acid attack case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: May 22, 2016 16:10 IST
Deputy commissioner of police Harjit Singh briefing mediapersons about the arrest of the acid attack accused in Jalandhar on Saturday. (HT Photo)

The city police on Saturday arrested three people, including the main accused in the acid attack on Alishaba in the Vivek Vihar locality here, near Maqsudan, late Wednesday night. The arrested include prime accused Vicky, 32, a resident of Lamba Pind; Sukhdev Singh, 30, owner of Sawan Chemical Industry, who sold sulphuric acid to Vicky, and Sunny, 27, who was driving the bike when Vicky threw acid on Alishaba.

Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Harjit Singh, accompanied by assistant commissioner of police (north) BIS Kahlon, inspector Balbir Singh and inspector Bimal Kant, told mediapersons that Vicky knew the woman but the DCP refused to divulge the reason that led Vicky to throw acid on her.

The DCP said that it was a planned attack and the CCTV cameras, installed under the Aankhe project, and some private camera, had captured the faces and the bike of the accused. He added that some images were shown to informers and, on their tip-off, the police managed to nab both of them. He said that the bike and some quantity of acid from Vicky’s house were recovered by the police.

He said that head constable Inderjeet Singh and woman constable Kulwinder Kaur will be honoured with class one certificate for their contribution in cracking the case. Vicky works as carpenter while Sunny is a vendor.

The victim suffered burns on her back, face and head and is undergoing treatment at Sacred Heart Hospital near Maqsudan.

The victim said that she, with her daughter, Shifa, 3, had gone out for a walk after dinner. When she reached near her house, the accused, who had covered their faces and one of them wearing a turban, threw acid on her.

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