Delhi acid attack: Flipkart ‘blacklists’ seller after DCW notice

New Delhi: The online e-commerce platform, Flipkart, on Thursday condemned the acid attack on a 17-year-old girl in Dwarka and said it has “blacklisted” the seller in connection with the sale of acid.

A spokesperson of the shopping platform condemned the incident and said that the company is “extending all support to the concerned authorities in their investigation”.

“We strongly condemn this unfortunate incident and our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and her family. The Flipkart marketplace platform closely monitors and delists products that violate expected standards. Strict action is taken against sellers who are found to be engaged in selling products that are illegal, unsafe, and prohibited,” the spokesperson said, as reported by news agency ANI.

“The concerned seller has been blacklisted and we are extending all support to the concerned authorities in their investigation,” he added.

Earlier today, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) wrote to the chief executive officers of Amazon and Flipkart in connection with the acid attack on a 17-year-old girl in Dwarka and sought the “reason for the easy availability of acid on the e-shopping platforms”.

The DCW expressed concerns over the “illegal” availability of acid on Amazon and Flipkart and said that it “needs to be checked urgently”.

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly attacked with acid by two bike-borne men in Delhi’s Dwarka district area, police said on Wednesday. The girl has been referred to Safdarjung Hospital and is currently undergoing treatment.

(With inputs from ANI)

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