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No money for funeral of acid attack victim, father seeks aid from Nitish Kumar

The father of the victim is a gardener who said that he was broke after meeting the expenses of his daughter’s treatment.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2017 18:03 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Patna
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Four youths allegedly threw acid on Chanchal Kumar in October 2012 who died on June 22, 2017.

The father of an acid attack victim, who died on June 22 after battling for her life for nearly five years, has appealed to the Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for financial aid to perform her ‘Shradh’ (funeral).

Shailesh Paswan, father of the victim Chanchal Kumari, has sent a letter to Kumar, a copy of which was provided to the media, urging him to provide financial assistance to perform funeral of his daughter as he has no money for the ritual.

Paswan, a gardener with less than Rs 5000 monthly income, said that he was a broke after meeting the expenses of his daughter’s treatment for the past five years.

“I managed to do her last rites with the help of money contributed by villagers. Now I have no option but to beg for performing Shradh of my daughter,” he said.

Four youths had allegedly attacked Chanchal and her sister by throwing acid on them in October 2012 while they were sleeping on the rooftop of their house at Maner in Patna rural district.

First Published: Jul 02, 2017 18:02 IST