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Man who threw acid on Delhi nurse convicted for murder

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New Delhi : More than three years after a Delhinurse, Preeti Rathi, died following an acid attack, a Special Women’s Courton Tuesday convicted her obsessed neighbour Ankur Narayanlal Panwar for murder. Additional Sessions Judge A.S. Shende found Panwar, 27, guilty of Murderand causing grievous hurt by throwing acid under the Indian Penal Code.
“The convict had a one-sided love for the victim. He even asked her not to travel to Mumbai and the girl had rejected his marriage proposal,” Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told the media after the verdict. “Out of jealousy, the convict attacked her with acid, which he purchased from New Delhi,” Nikam said. The arguments on the quantum of the sentence will be taken up on Wednesday.

A resident of Narela in New Delhi, Rathi, 23, was attacked by acid thrown at her by Panwar shortly after she alighted from the Garib Rath Express train at Bandra terminus on the morning of May 2, 2013. She succumbed to multiple organ failure on June 1 that year on account of the severe acid burns.

Panwar had covered his face with a handkerchief and it became practically impossible for the investigators to identity him though Rathi had named him as one of the possible suspects. Both the victim and the accused – who was nabbed eight months after the crime was committed – were neighbours and family friends in Bhakra Beas Management Board Colony. He was nabbed on January 17, 2014 by the Mumbai Crime Branch from his New Delhihome after discarding all other suspects.

The needle of suspicion pointed at Panwar only very late as his family and the victim’s family were close friends. He later confessed to jealousy as the motive behind his attack since she had got a good, well-paying job but he remained unemployed. Rathi had secured a job as a lieutenant with the Indian Navy’s INS Ashvini Hospital in Colaba and had come to Mumbai to join duty.

Panwar claimed he was taunted and insulted by his own family members and neighbours for his inability to get work while Rathi managed to secure a prestigious assignment with the Indian Navy.

Though he eluded investigators for eight months, Nikam said that call data records of Panwar, when tallied with the railway time tables, showed that he had travelled on the same train as the victim. It proved he was present at the spot at the time of the crime in Mumbai though his (Panwar’s) family had earlier claimed he had gone to Haridwar and the Rathi family said they had not seen him on the train. During the hearings, Nikam brought forth how just days before the brutal acid attack, Rathi had confided to a friend about the death threats she got from Panwar.

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Delhi Police advises people to spend New Year at home

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New Delhi, 31 Dec : Delhi Police on Thursday decided not to allow any public gathering on December 31 and January 1 from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the wake of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) order, and advised people to spend New Year in their homes.

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Govt plans to clarify misconceptions on farm laws in farmers meet

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New Delhi, 1 Dec : As the farmers have agreed to hold talks with the Central government, a group of cabinet ministers would clear their misconceptions about the three farm laws enacted in September during the Monsoon Session of Parliament — the bone of contention.

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Amid rise in COVID-19 cases, PM Modi to review Covid situation with CMs

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New Delhi, 23 Nov. : Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to hold a meeting with the Chief Ministers of States over the coronavirus situation on Tuesday, via video conferencing.
According to the sources, PM Narendra Modi is likely to discuss the rollout of the vaccine program in the states during the COVID-19 review meeting with CMs.

Reportedly, he will hold virtual meetings with the Chief Ministers of Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, and Kerala.

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