A non-government organisation (NGO) has taken financial responsibility of four acid attack victims’ treatment in Amritsar. The NGO will bear the medicinal expenses of the victims while the surgeries will be done for free.
“We found four girls, two of them are victims of acid attacks. The other two have burn marks. We decided to bear the expenses of their treatment medicines which cost around Rs 4 lakh. The surgeries will be done by Dr Ravi Mahajan at his hospital,” said Navtej Singh Gaggu, president of NGO ‘Sarbat Da Bhala Humanity Club’, Batala.
“My attackers were released on bail after eight months. It not just pained me but also faltered my trust on the justice system. They were free before I was even healed,” said Daljit Kaur (25), a resident of Nadala village, Kapurthala. She was attacked in 2010. She also wrote a letter to chief justice of India to express anger against the release of the accused.
Prabhjot Kaur, a student of Class 9 was attacked two months ago while returning from the school at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur. The state government had announced to bear the expense of her surgery but she has not received any aid so far.
Charanjit Kaur (21) was burnt by her husband two months after her marriage in 2011. The doctor said four surgeries would be needed for her recovery.
The fourth girl, Dimple (19), a resident of village Umarpura near Batala (Gurdaspur) caught fire while celebrating Lohri festival. The fire left marks on her mouth and other parts of the body.
Rekha Randhawa and Dr Charanjit Kaur from the NGO brought the victims to the hospital on Saturday for the surgery.