Bengaluru: The accused in Thursday’s acid attack on a 23-year-old woman near her workplace at Sunkadakatte in Bengaluru is still at large, even after an intense search to find his whereabouts.
Karnataka police have stepped up efforts to arrest the accused Nagesh who is absconding. According to Kamakshipalya police, three special teams have been on the job to nab Nagesh. However, all his family members have disappeared after the incident, an IANS report quoted police as saying.
The preliminary investigations have revealed that the accused Nagesh had preplanned the acid attack on the girl and escaped. Nagesh was allegedly in love with the victim, and when she rejected his proposal outrightly, he carried out the acid attack on her.
IANS report said Police sources explained that the accused had poured 1 litre of acid on the girl while he had worn thin gloves so that it wouldn’t hurt him a bit.
The victim was dropped by her father to her office at 8.30 am on Friday. The accused Nagesh sat in an auto wearing thin gloves and holding an acid bottle ready near her office and waiting for her arrival.
The victim waited outside the office as it was yet to open. She observed Nagesh coming towards her with a bottle and she started running from the spot. The accused chased her and poured all the acid from the bottle on her. After the attack, when the girl collapsed with pain, without remorse, the accused left the place.
The police have gathered inputs of the accused going to the court and pleading with advocates to argue for him and get bail. After failing to get any advocate, the accused is absconding.
The victim had called up her father after the attack. She was shifted to nearby Lakshmi Hospital at 8.50 a.m. She recorded her statement to the police and later was shifted to Saint John’s Hospital.
Further investigation is on.
(With IANS inputs)