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Caught on Camera: Two men on bike throw acid on girl’s face in Delhi

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In a horrifying incident, two men on a bike threw acid on a 17-year-old schoolgirl in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka area today. The girl has been hospitalised with serious injuries due to the attack.

The girl’s father told the media that her condition is critical and that the chemical splashed across her face also entered her eyes. The girl, police said, has identified two suspects and one of them has been detained.

CCTV footage of the shocking incident shows the girl and her younger sister walking on the side of the road when a bike suddenly slows down and one of the riders throws acid  on her face. She is then seen holding her face and appears to be in extreme agony as she starts running home.

“My daughters, one aged 17 and the other 13, were out together this morning. Suddenly, two men on a bike threw acid at my elder daughter and drove away. They had covered their faces,” the girl’s father told the media.

On being asked if his daughter had complained about harassment by anyone, her father said, “No, she did not. If she had, I would have accompanied her everywhere. The sisters would travel to school together in the Metro.”

Delhi Women’s Commission Chairperson Swati Maliwal expressed grave concern over the incident and called for restrictions on the sale of acid to curb such heinous crimes.