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Acid attack: Nurse attacked by stalker after refusing advances; nabbed by police

Acid attack: Nurse attacked by stalker after refusing advances; nabbed by police

 May 16, 2018

In another gruesome case of acid attack in Hyderabad, the police have managed to capture the accused a few days after the incident took place from Attapadi village in Kerala’s Palakkad district.

On March 10th, a 23 year old malayali nurse was attacked by an alleged stalker. The accused Pramod had proposed to the nurse on several occasions, after being rebuked, he hatched a plan to confront her by travelling all the way to Hyderabad and if she rejected his proposal again he would throw the acid at her. The accused then proceeded to confront the victim in Banjara Hills, and later attacked her while she was on her way to the hostel back from work.

"Immediately many teams were pressed into service for apprehending of the accused. In pursuit of the accused, a special team visited Palakkad District of Kerala and the accused was apprehended from Attapadi, a remote village," the police stated in their press release.

The culprit had fled the scene post the attack.

A case was registered under Section 326 (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or mean) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) with the Banjara Hills police.

Anjani Kumar has suffered 8-10% burns, her condition is now stable.

Hyderabad in the recent times has been witnessing similar cases where women are seen attacked, mostly because they have refused or rejected a proposal from a man.

In March this year, a stalker had set a minor girl on fire near Hyderabad’s Amberpet area following which the victim succumbed to her injuries at the state-run Gandhi Hospital.

In January, 24-year-old B Janaki, who was working as a saleswoman in a supermarket, was killed when her colleague stabbed her at her house in Moosapet. She was being harassed for weeks, after she rejected her colleague's proposal.

In December last year, 22-year-old Sandhya Rani was set on fire in full public view as she was returning home from work in the city’s Lalaguda area, for refusing the advances of a stalker who was harassing her.



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