Three men have been arrested by the Dadri police on Sunday night for attacking their 22-year old younger sister with acid in an attempted honour killing over her alleged relationship with a married man in Bulandshahr’s Gulaothi.
According to the reports, three brothers – Irfan (27), Rizwan (22) and Imran (24), all residents of Bulandshahr, had attacked their 22-year old sister Salma a month back and threw acid on her. The suspects had fled the spot after believing that she was dead. The three brothers had attacked Salma after they had suspected that their sister was in a relationship with a married man, who was the son of their landlord in Bulandshahr.
Neeraj Malik, SHO of Dadri police station confirmed the same and said that the suspects had tried to strangle their sister Salma (22) in Dadri area. “They also attacked her with acid and fled, believing she was dead,” he said.
Following the attack, the victim had subjected to severe injuries on her face and neck, who was first admitted to Noida’s district hospital but was later moved to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi because her condition was critical. Salma has now lost her eyesight in the attack.
Following the incident, the Dadri police had registered an FIR against the three brothers and had also announced an Rs.25,000 reward on the arrest of suspects. Later on Sunday night, the police received information regarding the movement of the suspects near Dadri railway crossing and raided the spot and arrested the suspects.
According to SHO, the three suspects confessed to their crimes during their interrogation. “The suspects said their sister was in a relationship with a married man, who was the son of their landlord in Bulandshahr. The family members were against this relationship. They asked the woman to stay away from the man, but she refused,” said SHO Malik.
On May 5, victim’s family had gone to Aligarh to meet their relatives while the three brothers took her along with them to their house in Bulandshahr but travelled to NH-91 and stopped their Scooty near village Kot in Dadri. They tried to strangle her and when she fell unconscious, Rizwan and Irfan hurled acid on her and fled away from the spot leaving her lying on the road, said SHO Malik.
The police said Irfan and Rizwan had committed the crime, while Imran was booked for criminal conspiracy in facilitating the crime. The victim, when she regained consciousness, told the police that her brothers had attacked her.
“We had already registered a case against them under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 326A (punishment for acid throwing) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code. “They were produced in court and sent to judicial custody” Malik added.
The victim will remain in the hospital for another month. Shockingly, the family of the victim has refused to stay with her. SHO Malik said that they have deployed a female constable for the safety of the victim.