A sessions court in Mumbai on Thursday announced death penalty to Ankur Panwar guilty in the 2013 Preeti Rathi acid attack and murder case.
On May 2, 2013, acid was flung on Rathi when she got down from Garib Rath Express at the Bandra Railway Terminus in Mumbai.
She was supposed to join Colaba Naval hospital INS Ashwini as a staff nurse. Having suffered severe damage to her lungs, she succumbed to the injuries on June 1 at the Bombay Hospital.
Ankur Panwar, a hotel management graduate, was a neighbour of victim Rathi and resided in Bhakra Beas Management Board Colony.