Acid Attack On Three Dalit Girls In Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda
The incident happened even as the gory incident in Hathras where a Dalit woman was allegedly gang-raped is yet to be wiped out from the memory.
Three sisters were attacked with acid in their sleep in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda city on Monday night (October 12). The sisters, all minors, belong to the Dalit community. The sisters, aged 8, 12 and 17 years, were sleeping when an unknown person threw acid on them. While two of them have received minor burn injuries, one has sustained injuries on her face. They have been admitted to a district hospital for their treatment. No arrests have been made so far. The incident has happened even as the gory incident in Hathras where a Dalit woman was allegedly gang-raped is yet to be wiped out.
An investigation has been initiated in the case. Gonda SP Shailesh Kumar Pandey told that the chemical used to attack the three girls is being examined and the victims are currently undergoing treatment at a district hospital. “Forensic teams have reached the spot and a police investigation is going on,” he said. He also assured that the accused will be arrested soon. The eldest girl sustained 30 per cent burns and others 10-20 per cent burns. The victims’ father was yet to lodge an FIR with the police.
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