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Acid attack victim,15,dies outside Addl CP’s office

A 15-year-old schoolboy,who had sustained burn injuries in an acid attack,died on Tuesday.

A 15-year-old schoolboy,who had sustained burn injuries in an acid attack three months ago,died on Tuesday afternoon while protesting outside the office of Additional Commissioner of Police (Northeast) in Seelampur.

The boy and his family were demanding compensation for his treatment. Danish was attacked with acid allegedly at the behest of his classmate’s father,who suspected that he was in a relationship with his daughter.

A student of Class X at a government school in Khajoori Khas,Danish became a victim of acid attack in April this year.

Police said the girl’s father,who works as a tailor,did not approve of her friendship with her classmate,Danish. The father had also warned her and told to cut ties with Danish,but the friendship continued,police said.

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The father then planned the attack with help of an accomplice,Brahmpal (30),who roped in a juvenile to carry out the attack,police said.

On April 10,the juvenile threw acid at Danish,leaving him with burn injuries on his face and chest,police said.

“We received a PCR call around 9.45 pm on that day and Danish was rushed to Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital. He underwent treatment for 10 days and was discharged,but his treatment was to continue,” Chaudhary said.

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The Additional Commissioner of Police said the three accused had been arrested after the attack and were granted bail in May by a Karkardooma court.

Danish’s father owns a nickel-polishing shop and was finding it difficult to meet the expenses for his son’s treatment,police said.

“The family gathered outside my office around noon today and were demanding compensation for Danish’s treatment. Danish was also with his family and after some time he collapsed. We then rushed him to GTB Hospital,” Chaudhary said.

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“We are waiting for the post-mortem report,which we will receive tomorrow. Only after that can we comment on the cause of death. Further investigation of the case is in progress. The girl’s father and his associates will now face trial for murder,” Chaudhary said.

Doctors at GTB said,“Danish was dead on arrival. We are yet to ascertain cause of his death.”

First published on: 04-07-2012 at 01:50:27 am
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