A 22-year-old woman has sustained severe burns and has complained about being unable to open her eyes after two people allegedly threw acid at her in east Delhi's Gandhinagar area, police said on 22 July.
The woman was allegedly attacked by a man and his sister because she had turned down his marriage proposal. She has been admitted to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital with 30% burn injuries.
The accused, Radhe and sister Anita, residents of Ghaziabad, are known to the victim. He befriended the girl in Haridwar last year during a visit, a police officer said. Radhe was angered after the victim rebuffed his advances and allegedly threw acid on the victim at around 9.30 pm on 21 July, said the officer.
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal visited the victim.
"Maliwal met the Medical Superintendent to access the status of the victim and found shockingly that her care had been neglected. It was learnt that her bandages had not been changed since 10 pm last night," said a senior DCW officer.
After the Commission's intervention, the victim was shifted to a private ward. The Commission shall ensure that the victim gets proper treatment and that due justice is served, said a senior DCW official.
Maliwal later tweeted:
Girl burnt badly, eyes not opening. Met MS GTB, hv got girl shifted to private ward. DCW will ensure proper treatment to the girl n justice— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) July 22, 2016