Court hands death sentence to Ankur Panwar in acid attack case

preeti-rati-acid-attack-pti Ankur Panwar, an accused in Preeti Rathi Acid attack case, outside the Aurthur Road jail before being produces in a court in Mumbai on Thursday | PTI

In the first such instance, a Special Court here on Thursday awarded the death penalty to a man convicted of throwing sulphuric acid on a Delhi girl in 2013.

Convict Ankur Panwar was awarded death penalty in the Preeti Rathi acid attack case of May 2013.

Special Women's Court Special Judge A.S. Shende had on Tuesday found Panwar guilty of hurling sulphuric acid in Mumbai on Delhi resident Rathi, which resulted in her death a month later.

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After hearing both sides on the quantum of punishment over the past two days, Special Judge Shende pronounced the death verdict on Panwar, who was the victim's neighbour in Delhi.

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