Preeti Rathi got an appointment letter from the ministry of defence on March 28. A month-and-a-half later, on June 1, she was dead. The family's hope for a better life was left corroded by a fatal acid attack on their daughter. Her mother talks to KumKum Dasgupta.
A woman suffered serious injuries in an acid attack early on Friday morning in Ghaziabad. The incident happened in Vijay Nagar area after a man threw acid on her face.
18-year-old Sabina Khatun was pinned down by her boyfriend’s family while he just stood by and watched. Today, she seldom moves out of her home and lives in constant fear of another attack on her or her sisters. She talks to Orin Basu
about her ordeal. Laws against acid attacks
A 28-year-old man accused of throwing acid on a married woman allegedly committed suicide in lock-up on Saturday, just hours after surrendering to the police. Peeyush Khandelwal reports.
The autopsy report of an acid-attack accused, who allegedly committed suicide inside the prison here within hours of his arrest, confirmed that he died of asphyxia due to hanging.
Women and child development minister Krishna Tirath today said her ministry is in favour of providing free surgery and treatment to acid attack victims even in private hospitals.
Fighting spirit: Chanchal Kumari, 19, dreamt big. She wanted to become a computer engineer. With 90% burns, she is now fighting a lonely but gutsy. battle. She talks to Rai Atul Krishna about her ordeal.
Fighting spirit: Chanchal Kumari, 19, dreamt big. She wanted to become a computer engineer. With 90% burns, she is now fighting a lonely but gutsy battle. She talks to Rai Atul Krishna about her ordeal.
There can be few things that are worse than the plight of a victim. Lend your voice to a campaign that needs to be fought by each one of us, not just by the victims who have already suffered the worst, writes Sanjoy Narayan.
A 22-year-old woman died at the Sadar Hospital in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh on Wednesday morning, 45 days after she was became yet another victim of acid attack.
A young woman managed to escape an acid attack by a 50-year-old man who was pressurising her for marriage, police said in Lucknow on Wednesday.
After living in a state of blindness for seven years, acid attack victim Reenu Sharma, 27, has begun her journey to get back her vision.
The woman, 22, however, was lucky and suffered minor burns only on her legs. She is currently undergoing treatment at a government hospital. Police said the woman was traumatised at the incident.
Persistent molestation, ridicule and threat to my life did nothing to melt my steely resolve. Then, on February 15, 2006, I was made to pay for my courage when my stalker — a tenant at our Mansarovar Park home in east Delhi — threw acid on my face. Sumit Saxena reports.