Feb 12, 2014

Acid attack on woman who accused Maharishi Girish Verma of rape

Mamta Mishra
February 8, 2014
In Indore News

Bhopal: Two motorcycle-borne youths threw acid at the woman who had lodged rape case against Girish Varma, chancellor Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya. The woman escaped unhurt with just minor burns as the bottle grazed past her, with a few drops falling on her feet.

The incident occurred at the woman’s house near Barkatullah University on Friday. The youths came to the house and asked the woman if it was Nikhil Homes. When the woman replied in affirmative, one of them hurled the bottle containing acid. Luckily, the acid didn’t fall on her.

“The bottle hit the kitchen wall and there was a big sound. The acid sprinkled on her hands and feet. It was too concenrated and kept boiling on the floor for sometime and even utensils got blackened later,” said her husband. “We informed the police and a case was registered against the youths,” he said.

The youths had escaped soon after the attack. The police officials reached the spot. Also, the forensic experts went to the house and collected samples from the spot. “The incident had occurred after my wife received a threatening call on Thursday night,” he further added. “I shudder to think what would have happened had the bottle hit her directly.”

“The caller told her to withdraw her charges and stop pursuing the case against Girish Varma. He said that if the case is not withdrawn, there will be serious consequences,” he said.


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