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Acid attack on doctor: Ex-colleague, 3 others held

A former colleague of acid attack survivor Amrit Kaur has been arrested for orchestrating the crime. Accused Ashok Yadav allegedly planned the attack after his proposal for marriage was rejected.
Delhi police on Thursday arrested the said doctor, the alleged mastermind of the crime, and three others, including two juveniles, for scheming and executing the acid attack on the 30-year-old woman doctor in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden.

Yadav (32), too, worked in the ESI Hospital in Raja Garden where the 30-year-old Amrit Kaur was working as senior resident. Yadav knew the victim for ten years, when she was studying medicine in Belarus. Yadav earned his degree from a college in Russia and they had met through a common friend. He had recently proposed to her for marriage but Amrit had refused his proposal.
“Yadav confessed that he wanted to teach her a lesson,” Pushpendra Kumar, DCP(West) said.

“Recently, he discussed his failure in love-life with his friend, identified as Vaibhav (20) with whom he made a plan to throw acid on Amrit,” Kumar added. 

Vaibhav informed Yadav about some persons who could carry out their plan. Following this, the two juveniles were hired for a payment of Rs 25,000 and the photograph of the target was given to them. To make the plan successful in the first attempt, the juveniles carried out several dry runs. The two juveniles, to carry out the attack, first stole a motorcycle from Hari Nagar on Sunday and used the same for carrying out the crime.

According to a senior police official, cops arrested Vaibhav on Tuesday, the day of the incident with the help of dumping technology (identifying the mobile users via mobile towers near the crime scene). After zeroing on Vaibhav, they managed to get a lead to Yadav, who was arrested from his residence in Mayapuri. Meanwhile, Amrit’s condition is stated to be stable at AIIMS, where she is undergoing treatment for burns on her face, neck and hand.



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