Srinagar Acid attack case: Man convicted for attempt to murder

 KL Report


The court of principal and sessions judge Srinagar Thursday convicted Riyaz Ahmad Nath of carrying out an attempt to murder while throwing acid on a girl on January 3, last year.

The court will, however, decide the quantum of punishment on Friday.

According to the KNS, the principal and session judge Srinagar, Mohammad Shafi Khan after hearing the prayers of both the sides held accused Riyaz Ahmad Nath convicted of carrying out acid attack on the victim.

“The acid attack has disfigured the face of the victim and the same is a punishable offence under section 307 of RPC,” the order read.

The details informed further that the court also retreated the Supreme Court judgment that the sale of the deadly acids must be put under the proper guidelines in the market till the formation of the formal orders.

The court also issued directions to the district administration so that the sale of the acids is brought under the issued guidelines.

Pertinently, a woman suffered serious burns in an acid attack on Januray 3,2013 in uptown city.

In the acid attack case, the state was represented by advocate A A Teli and the accused was defended by Advocate Mushtaq Ahmad Dar.

The incident took place when the 30-year-old victim (name withheld), a teacher at a private tuition centre in Barzulla locality, was on her way to the centre, where she had been teaching for over a year. A youth intercepted her and sprinkled acid over her face. The woman suffered serious burn injuries on face and arm in the attack. She was instantly removed to SMHS Hospital.

Police had arrested the accused identified as Reyaz Ahmad Nath, son of Ghulam Rasool Nath of Lone Mohalla, Chanapora and registered an FIR (2/2013) at Police Station Saddar and has booked Nath under various sections of RPC including 307 (attempt to murder), 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), and 354 (Assault or criminal force on woman with intent to outrage her modesty).


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