[Trigger Warning: The following content contains information on physical violence which some readers may find disturbing.]
The complaint can be filed by:
- The survivor of the acid attack
- A relative, friend or acquaintance
- Any person who has witnessed the crime
- Any person who knows such an attack is going to happen
The first point of contact for anyone who wants to complain about the crime is the police. It is not necessary that you must have all the information about the crime in order to file an FIR (First Information Report). But it is important that you report everything you know to the police. You can find out more about how to file an FIR here.
An FIR in itself is not a criminal case filed against someone. It is just information received by the police relating to the commission of a crime. A criminal case begins when the charge sheet is filed by the police before the court and a Public Prosecutor is appointed by the State.