Mumbai's Session Court on Tuesday held the accused Ankur Panwar in the Preeti Rathi acid attack case guilty of murder. The Court has set sentencing date for Wednesday. Rathi,who came from Delhi, died of multiple organ failure after Panwar threw acid on her in May 2013. Rathi was always a bright girl and she was a favourite amongst Panwars, the reason why Ankur was jealous of Preeti.
In 2013, Rathi secured a nursing job in Mumbai's Navy Hospital. On May 2, when Rathi reached Bandra terminus, Panwar threw acid on her. Rathi sustained serious burn injuries in the attack. Rathi succumbed to her injuries on June 1, 2013. The Mumbai crime branch arrested Panwar.