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BREAKING NEWS: ACID attack injures at least six people as gang goes on a ‘spree’ through East London’s Stratford tube station and nearby shopping centre causing widespread panic

Emergency services at Stratford station in east London, following a suspected noxious substance attack where six people have been reported injured. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday September 23, 2017. One man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. See PA story POLICE Noxious. Photo credit should read: /PA Wire

At least six people have been injured in a massive acid attack after a gang of men sprayed a noxious substance into crowds near a shopping centre.

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Water thrown at terrified Muslim women in ‘fake acid attack hate crime’ outside Southampton mosque

Water was thrown over two women standing outside a mosque in an apparent fake acid attack police are treating as racially aggravated assault.

The women, who were wearing traditional head coverings, were attacked as they waited outside the Bashir Ahmed Masjid in Southampton on Tuesday. CCTV footage shows a black car slowing down next to them before speeding away. The pair react in horror before realising they are unhurt.

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Indian Man Sentenced to Death for Killing a Woman With Acid

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An Indian court on Thursday sentenced a man to death for killing his neighbour by throwing sulfuric acid at her for refusing to marry him three years ago.

It is the first death sentence given for an acid attack under stringent laws introduced by the government to curb crimes against women following the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving bus in New Delhi in 2012.

Prosecutors said a Mumbai court sentenced Ankur Panwar after finding him guilty of killing Preeti Rathi, 23. She died of serious burn injuries 30 days after the attack, which severely damaged her lungs, vocal cords and eyesight.

They said Panwar followed the victim on a train from New Delhi where they lived and attacked her with acid as she got off in Mumbai to begin a nursing career with the navy. He was arrested a year later.

Amar Singh Rathi, the victim’s father, said the court verdict would help curb crimes against women. “It took three years for us to get justice, but I am happy that it has been finally delivered,” he said.

 

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