Acid attack threat enough to send shivers down spine: Delhi court
By Team Legistify / 2017-08-23

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The threat of acid being thrown on her face is “sufficient to send shivers” down a woman’s spine, a Delhi court observed while refusing to quash the jail term of a stalker who attempted to browbeat a young woman into marrying him.

“A lenient view and misplaced sympathy” was uncalled for with such incidents on the rise, Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar said recently while refusing to release the 21-year-old convict on probation.

The court, which was hearing the appeal of convict Saddam against his conviction and sentence, however, reduced his sentence from two years to one-year rigorous imprisonment considering he was a first time offender.

“I am of the view that the benevolent provisions of Probation of Offenders Act, 1958 cannot be extended to the appellant in view of the evidence on record. Not only has he outraged the modesty of the complainant, due to his stalking, the complainant had to leave her school education as well and she is pursuing her studies privately,” the judge said.

In addition to that, the threat of throwing acid on the face of complainant by itself is sufficient to sent shivers down the spine of a women, he added.

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