An incident of an acid attack has come to light in Faridpur village of Simbhavali police station area Hapur district, Uttar Pradesh. As per reports, on February 21, the woman was cleaning utensils inside the house when a person named Rohil Khan entered there and threw acid on her. When the girl screamed, the family rushed to her rescue and ran after the culprit. However, at that time, Rahil managed to escape.
The girl was immediately rushed to the hospital, from where she was referred to Meerut. When the information got out, hundreds of villagers gathered outside the Simbhavali police station and demanded Rohil’s arrest.
Neeraj Kumar Jadaun, Superintendent of Police, Hapur, said in a statement that they received information about the acid attack. He said, “The incident took place at around 7:30-8:00 PM in Faridpur village of Simbhali police station area. Someone threw chemical on a young woman that was apparently acid. She was rushed to the hospital, from where she was referred to Meerut. She is stable and out of danger.” He further added that the culprit would be arrested soon, and strict action would be taken against him.
सिम्भावली थाना क्षेत्र में लड़की के ऊपर कुछ केमिकल/एसिड डालने से घायल लड़की को तत्काल अस्पताल पहुंचाया गया है। इस समय उपचाराधीन है एवं स्तिथि खतरे से बाहर है। तहरीर प्राप्त कर अभियोग पंजीकृत किया जा रहा है। इस सम्बन्ध में एसपी हापुड़ @NeerajKumarJad1 की बाईट।@Uppolice pic.twitter.com/9eMZ7MtaIs— HAPUR POLICE (@hapurpolice) February 21, 2021
It is yet unclear why Rohil Khan threw acid on her. As the victim and culprit belong to different communities, PAC has been deployed in the village to maintain law and order.
Rahil Khan arrested within 6 hours
In its statement, Hapur Police said that Rohil was arrested within 6 hours after they received information about the incident. SP Jadaun noted that police had to use force to arrest Rohil.
He was taken to the hospital as he had received some injuries during the arrest. Further probe is underway.