MP: In-laws booked for forcing woman to drink acid
A case of attempt to murder has been registered against the in-laws of a 22-year-old woman from Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior who was allegedly made to drink acid for failing to fulfill their dowry demand, a senior official said on Wednesday. The action has come after the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal wrote to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Police added IPC Section 307, 326A in previously registered case
Maliwal wrote to the Chief Minister seeking that the culprits be arrested as soon as possible. "Based on the victim's statement before an executive magistrate in Delhi, the police on Tuesday evening added the IPC Section 307 (attempt to murder) and 326A (causing grievous hurt by use of acid) in the previously registered case of dowry," Superintendent of Police (SP) Amit Sanghi said.
Victim's mother alleged that the woman had consumed acid
Following the incident on June 28, a case was registered at Dabra Police Station after the victim's mother alleged that the woman had consumed acid after her in-laws demanded dowry. The woman had married a man from Dabra in April this year, the official said.
One accused arrested, search on for two others
"After the victim's condition deteriorated, she was referred to Delhi for further treatment, where she informed the magistrate in the statement that she was made to drink the acid by her husband and in-laws," he said. "One of the accused has been arrested, while a search has been launched for two others," the official added.
Maliwal also visited the victim in the hospital in Delhi
Earlier on Tuesday, Maliwal informed in a tweet that she had visited the victim in the hospital in Delhi. "The girl from Gwalior was given acid by her husband due to which her organs were burnt. The FIR was filed under smaller provisions and no arrest has been made so far," the DCW chief tweeted.
Maliwal posted a photo of the woman's burnt organs
"We are getting the girl treated in Delhi and have also got her statement recorded in front of SDM. This horrifying photo is being posted with the hope that @ChouhanShivraj ji will get the criminals arrested," Maliwal further tweeted. Replying to the tweet, the office of the Chief Minister informed Maliwal about the action taken by the Gwalior Police.