Thursday, 21 November 2013

Acid Attack Fighter Sapna is in hospital and undergoing several plastic surgeries 


To,
Station House Officer,
GTB Enclave Police Station,
North East Delhi Police zone, 
Delhi - 53
Subject: Regarding acid attack victim's harassment


Respected Sir/Madam,
I am an acid attack victim, Sapna.  I was attacked on 7th August 2013 by my cousin Deepak's brother-in-law Bharat. After several threats I was attacked near G.T.B Enclave (Gate No. 11). The acid burnt my face, my right hand and my back. I am undergoing treatment at G.T.B Hospital.
An F.I.R was lodged with G.T.B. Enclave police station of NORT EAST DELHI District on 07-08-2013. FIR no. Is 232. Subsequent to investigation the acid thrower Bharat was arrested.
Deepak and his brother Bhola have since, been coercing me to withdraw the F.I.R. They have come to my house on several occasions, threatening my parents. On 18th October  in my absence they barged into my house with other men assaulting  my parents, hitting them repeatedly and then threw out all our belongings out of our house. My father informed the police on the helpine number ( #100).
Upon returning home, on 19th October Deepak and Bhola asked me when I will withdraw the F.I.R, in case that I do not they plan to attack my brothers with Acid. All my belongings continue to lie outside my house.
Sir, my family and I are very scared, we are alone and helpless. We fear a more heinous attack in the future. As of now, no police action has been taken against these two.  They have threatened us yet again, this time to burn down our house.  I request you to please do the needful urgently, issue orders to arrest Deepak and Bhola, as they have been threatening to harm our family, if we do not succumb to their threats.
Sapna
B-5/32 DDA Market
Nand Nagri Delhi- 93 

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