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Preeti Rathi Acid Attack Case: Accused Ankur Panwar Convicted by Mumbai Court

File photo of Preeti Rathi (Left) who was attacked by her neighbor Ankur Panwar (Left Below) with acid on May 2, 2013 in Mumbai and policemen (R) examining the container which was used by Panwar to carry acid.

File photo of Preeti Rathi (Left) who was attacked by her neighbor Ankur Panwar (Left Below) with acid on May 2, 2013 in Mumbai and policemen (R) examining the container which was used by Panwar to carry acid.

A sessions court in Mumbai held Ankur Panwar guilty on Tuesday in Preeti Rathi acid attack case, which led to her death in 2013.

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Mumbai: A sessions court in Mumbai held Ankur Panwar guilty on Tuesday in Preeti Rathi acid attack case, which led to her death in 2013.

Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikkam said, "The court convicted Panwar under IPC sections 302 and 326 B after examining 37 witnesses. The quantum of sentence for the convict will be pronounced by the Mumbai sessions court on Wednesday. The accused has also been convicted for causing harm to Preeti's father and uncle too."

On May 2, 2013, Preeti was attacked with acid when she got down from a train at the Bandra Railway Terminus in Mumbai. Her lungs suffered severe damage and she succumbed to the injuries on June 1 at the Bombay Hospital.

Later, Panwar, her neighbor, was arrested and he had confessed to the crime saying that he hated her career growth and jealous of her career growth.

Preeti was supposed to join Colaba Naval hospital INS Ashwini as a staff nurse few days after the incident took place.

He father said, "He (Panwar) should be hanged to death."


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