Delhi police arrest four, mastermind of acid attack is a doctor
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police have arrested four men who had
thrown acid on a woman doctor in Rajouri Garden area of west Delhi on Tuesday
morning. The mastermind of the acid attack is a doctor.
Joint commissioner Tajinder Luthra earlier confirmed
the two arrests. According to reports, all four have now been arrested. One of
them is claiming to be a minor. Police are verifying his age through his
One of the accused was apparently in love with the
doctor and decided to take revenge when the doctor did not reciprocate. He
handed out the contract to two of his friends who carried out the attack. The
two accused were merely hitmen, sources said.
According to police, the mastermind of the attack is
Dr Ashok Yadav. He knew the victim for ten years and studied medicine with her
in Belarus. Other accused has been identified as Vaibhav. The police say that
the two hitmen - seen in the CCTV footage - are claiming to be minors and hired
by Vaibhav and Yadav. Investigations revealed that three years back, when
the victim rebuffed Yadav's overtures, he got obsessed. He got in touch with
Vaibhav and hatched a conspiracy. Vaibhav got in touch with two juveniles who
were paid Rs 25,000. They first stole a bike and then tried to pass off the
entire incident as a robbery bid.
DCP west Pushpender Kumar said that the case was
cracked by the special staff team led by inspector SS Rathee who developed all
the available leads and generated local intelligence.
In a horrific act caught on CCTV camera, two
bike-borne men had thrown acid on a woman doctor in west Delhi's Rajouri Garden
on Tuesday morning, leaving one side of her face burnt and her right eye
The 30-year-old senior resident doctor at ESI hospital
was on her scooter, heading to work, when the unidentified attackers struck.
They also snatched away her purse containing a wallet and mobile. The victim
briefly told doctors that she didn't recognize the assailants.
"She suffered severe (grade IV) injuries in her
eye and has 50% chemical burns on the right side of her face and neck,"
said an official from AIIMS, where she is being treated. A team of eye
specialists was trying to restore vision in the damaged eye.
The footage shows the woman standing in the middle of
the road screaming for help, but vehicles just passing by. She finally got help
from a builder living in the neighbourhood, whose CCTV camera recorded the