Mumbai: Delhi resident Preeti Rathi, who was battling for her life at Bombay Hospital here for the last one month after a man threw acid on her, succumbed on Saturday.
Preeti (23) was on ventilator support for two weeks as her right lung had suffered severe damage, hospital authorities said. She had also developed complications in the upper respiratory system.
Preeti arrived in the city on May 2, accompanied by her father and relatives to join the Colaba Naval Hospital `INS Ashwini` as a staff nurse. As she got off Garib Rath Express at Bandra terminus, an unidentified man threw acid at her and ran away.
Doctors tried their best to heal the burn injuries but the wounds continued to bleed and her kidneys also developed complications, hospital sources said. The doctors were also contemplating grafting of artificial skin but she succumbed today.