Madhya Pradesh court sentences man to death for acid attack
BHOPAL: In a landmark decision, a court in Madhya
Pradesh on Thursday sentenced a man to death for hurling acid on a 28-year-old
woman and killing her. Three others including the deceased’s two cousins and
grandmother had sustained injuries in an acid attack reported from Morena’s
Porsa towan on July 21, 2013.
Court ruled that the accused Yogendra Singh Tomar,
should receive the harshest sentence for the acid attack because it fell into
the “rarest of rare” category under law. “To be hanged till death,” upper session judge
PC Gupta presiding judge ordered.
Rubi Gupta was at her parents’ house at Porsa town in
the district when Yogendra Singh Tomar, resident of Ambah knocked on the doors
in the wee hours, entered the house and hurled acid on the woman.
Rubi sustained fatal burns all over her body in the
attack. When the victim's cousins-Janu, 20 and Raju, 13-and grandmother
Chandrakala, 60, offered resistance, Tomar threw acid on them too and fled. All
four were rushed to the district hospital where Rubi succumbed to the burns.