A woman in her forties allegedly poured a bottle of acid on a veterinary doctor after he rejected her proposal. He has received nearly 40 per cent burn injuries on his face, chest, and abdomen area.
The incident took place at around 7:30 am at Dr. Amit Verma residence in sector 40, Vaishali, where the woman barged into his living room while he was getting ready for work and threw acid on him. His apartment is just a few meters away from his clinic.
He started working at Dog care, a veterinary clinic in April 2016. His roommate, Deepak, took him to the hospital and informed the police officials about the incident.
“Since the clinic’s door was open, she sneaked into the living room and threw acid on Amit’s face. She immediately fled while Amit kept shouting in pain”. said Deepak.
Police couldn’t record Dr. Amit statement as he was not in a stable condition to speak.
“The patient has sustained 40% burns on his face, chest, abdomen and arms. He is currently under observation and is kept in isolation,” said Dr. Sunil Dagar from Yashoda Hospital in Kaushambi.
Dr. Verma worked as a veterinary doctor at a slaughter house in Meerut before joining the Dog care clinic in Vaishali on April 26.
According to Deepak, “Amit stayed at a rented accommodation in Meerut and developed a close relationship with the owner. However, when he left Meerut for Ghaziabad, it didn’t go down well with her,” he said.
He added that she had followed him to Vaishali and met him over three times in the past 18 days.
When Deepak asked Amit who did it as soon he saw him, he could barely speak but he said ‘Aunty’. Deepak realized that she was the same woman who had been following Amit since last 18 days.
After investigating the spot where the incident occurred, police found a woman’s purse and dupatta.
“The woman left behind a purse with an identity card. However, initial questioning of the victim’s friend reveals that the ID card is of another woman whom Amit was apparently dating. Perhaps the woman left this behind deliberately to implicate the other woman. Things will be clearer once the victim’s condition improves and he can speak,” said Gorakhnath Yadav, SHO, Indirapuram police station.
Dr. Verma’s family in Aligarh has been informed about the incident and police are waiting for a written complaint from the victim.
“We will register a case against the woman under IPC’s section 326A once the victim’s family gives a written complaint. The victim’s call records also show that the woman had called him more than 100 times since Saturday,” added Yadav.