Karnataka : Muslim boy Abin hurls acid on girl for rejecting his love; other two girls injured as well

According to Abin, his intention was to throw acid only on one girl, who refused his advances for an affair. He told police that he wanted to "show disappointment in love."

NewsBharati    05-Mar-2024 11:22:48 AM
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In a shocking development has came to front from Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, a muslim boy Abin hurled acid on three girls of Mangaluru's Pre-University (PU) College.
The three were immediately shifted to Kadaba government hospital for treatment and later to the AJ Private hospital. The SP and DySP of Dakshina Kannada district surveyed the premises where the incident took place.
The girl that Abin targeted suffered third-degree facial burn injuries while the other two girls, who were apparently sitting close to her, sustained minor burn injuries.
Abin came inside the college as a student wearing the uniform. He threw acid when the girls were sitting in corridors. He was caught by the locals and handed over to the police.
While the accused, who hails from Kerala, was arrested, state health minister Dinesh Gundu Rao directed authorities to ensure that the victims received all essential medical care as well as compensation from the government.
Police said Shibi belongs to Nilambur in Malappuram district of Kerala. He is pursuing an MBA course in his hometown. The main victim also hails from Kerala and had come to Karnataka for her studies, police added.
Dakshina Kannada district superintendent of police (SP) CB Rishyanth said the main victim is out of danger. “All the girls were initially taken to Kadaba government hospital but later shifted to AJ hospital in Mangaluru,” he said.
“The main target and the accused belong to the same community and used to live close to one another in Kerala,” he added.It looks like an act of desperation due to rejection of love, Rishyanth said. “The accused had come to the place wearing a college uniform. An investigation is going on as to who gave him the uniform,” he said.
Kadaba police inspector Abhinandan said that on the basis of a complaint by a college lecturer, a case under section 326(A) of the Indian Penal Code that deals with acid attack was registered against the accused.
“If the parents of any of the girls file a complaint, we will also invoke provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act against the accused,” he said.
What Data Says?
Bengaluru witnessed highest number of acid attacks against women in the country in 2022, with the city police registering six cases, the latest report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said.
According to the data, among the 19 metropolitan cities listed in the NCRB data, Bengaluru topped
At the second position was Delhi which saw seven women falling prey to acid attacks in 2022 followed by Ahmedabad at third position with registration of five such cases, the data showed.
An analysis of the NCRB data showed that the national capital (Delhi) reported 7 cases of attempted attacks followed by Bengaluru which registered 3 such cases last year.