The Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) on Thursday mentioned a girl residing in outer Delhi’s Kirari space was allegedly compelled to drink acid by her in-laws in January this 12 months and the police didn’t register a case within the matter for six months.
The lady is presently present process therapy at a authorities hospital within the nationwide capital, the Commission mentioned.
The matter got here to the fore after the girl’s brother known as the DCW helpline 181 on July 20 and sought assist. He informed the ladies’s rights physique that no case was registered within the matter.
“As quickly as details about the matter was obtained, DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal and member Promila Gupta met the girl on the hospital. Her situation is vital and she or he has develop into very weak,” the Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) mentioned.
The DCW workforce recorded the assertion of the girl earlier than the sub-divisional Justice of the Peace (SDM).
The police later lodged an FIR within the matter however didn’t add the part of acid assault in the identical, the DCW mentioned.
“Swati Maliwal has issued a discover to the police and requested them so as to add part 326A (punishment for acid assaults) of the Indian Penal Code within the case,” the panel mentioned.
The Delhi Commission for Women will help the girl in her authorized battle and work in direction of guaranteeing speedy arrest of the accused, it mentioned.
A senior police officer mentioned for the reason that couple was married for lower than seven years, in order per process, a press release was recorded earlier than the SDM, primarily based on which the FIR was registered within the matter.
He mentioned Section 326 A of the IPC has been added within the first case diary.
Earlier this week, DCW chief Swati Maliwal had written to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan looking for strict motion in a case the place a 25-year-old lady was allegedly compelled to drink acid by her husband and sister-in-law on June 28 .