Thursday, February 9, 2023

Acid attack: Delhi Police issues notice to Flipkart

Delhi Police has issued a notice to Flipkart after it found that the acid used to attack the 17-year-old girl in west Delhi a day before was procured from the e-commerce firm, officials said on Thursday.
An immediate response was not available from Flipkart.
Two masked men on a bike flung acid on the teen minutes after she left her home for school on Wednesday, leaving her with serious injuries.
As outrage spread over the attack, many also raised questions over the availability of acid in markets despite a ban.
The girl is currently in the Burns ICU of Safdarjung Hospital.
Three people — prime accused Sachin Arora and his two friends Harshit Aggarwal (19) and Virender Singh (22) — have been arrested.
“We have issued a notice to Flipkart seeking details about the order placed by Arora,” said a senior police officer.
Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Sagar Preet Hooda had on Wednesday said that the acid used in the attack was procured through an e-commerce portal and payment was made by main accused Sachin Arora through an e-wallet.
In a statement, police said on the basis of technical evidence, it was found that the acid was procured from Flipkart.
Earlier in the day, the Delhi Commission For Women had also issued notices to Amazon and Flipkart over selling of acid on their platforms.
During interrogation, it was learnt that Arora and the victim were friends till September. They fell out and this led the accused to attack her, Hooda said, adding that he lived in the girl’s neighbourhood.

Delhi Acid Attack: DCW sends notices to e-commerce firms on sale of acid

In the wake of an acid attack on a teenager, the Delhi Commission for Women on Thursday issued notices to two e-commerce firms for allegedly allowing sale of acid on their platform.
Police have arrested three accused in the case and found that the main accused had procured the acid through an e-commerce portal.
Calling the easy availability of acid online a matter of grave concern, the DCW sought a detailed action taken report from the two firms by December 20.
A 17-year-old girl on her way to school was attacked with acid on Wednesday by two bike-borne youths in West Delhi’s Mohan Garden area. The girl is currently in Burns ICU of Safdarjung Hospital.

Delhi’s acid attack survivor conscious, continues to be in ICU: Doctor

The 17-year-old acid attack survivor continues to remain in the burns ICU of Safdarjung Hospital and is conscious, a doctor said.
Two masked men on a bike threw acid on the girl minutes after she left her west Delhi home for school on Wednesday, leaving her with serious injuries.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident, leading to an outrage with many raising questions over the availability of acid in markets despite a ban.
“The patient is conscious, well oriented and afebrile. She has suffered 8 per cent chemical burns on the face. Eyes have also been affected. Treatment is on. Ophthalmologists are also providing conservative and supportive treatment. She continues to be in the Burn ICU,” a senior doctor said.
Three people — prime accused Sachin Arora and his two friends Harshit Aggarwal (19) and Virender Singh (22) — have been arrested, police said.
Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Sagar Preet Hooda told a press conference that the acid used in the attack was procured through an e-commerce portal and payment was made by Arora through an e-wallet.
In a statement, police said on the basis of technical evidence, it was found that the acid was procured on Flipkart. There was no immediate response from the e-commerce portal.
During interrogation, it was learnt that Arora and the victim were friends till September. They fell out and this led the accused to attack her, Hooda said, adding that he lived in the girl’s neighbourhood.

SourcePTI
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