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Karnataka HC Gives Harsh Punishment To Acid Attack Accused

BP World Bureau | Jul 27 2021 09:12:51 AM
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Karnataka High Court gave life imprisonment to an acid accused who attacked a woman for rejecting his marriage proposal. 

The bench, constituting Justices B. Veerappa and V. Srishananda, observed that acid attacks are a" dirge against humanity and violate basic human rights."

Court upheld the life sentence of the man and imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakhs on him. 

Court observed that the accused cannot treat the victim as a slave and pour acid on her face and body just because she turned down a marriage proposal due to her parents' disapproval. 

The accused is not entitled to leniency to the level of damage suffered by the victim, with which she has to live for the rest of her life.

The National Crime Records Bureau classified acid attacks as separate crimes. They reported that between 2014 and 2018 shows that nearly 1,500 acid attacks took place.