Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Saturday expressed grief and anguish over the demise of Preeti Rathi, the victim of acid attack.
The 23-year-old girl, who was battling for her life at Bombay Hospital here for the last one month after a man threw acid on her, succumbed today.
In a condolence message, the Governor said, "The demise of Preeti Rathi, who was assaulted with acid upon her arrival in Mumbai from Delhi a month ago, has filled my heart with a sense of grief and anguish."
"The death has saddened me immensely. I was following the progress of her health right from day one and was quite optimistic about her recovery.
"Preeti had come to the city of Mumbai with a dream. Unfortunately, the dream was shattered. Her death is a blow as much for her near and dear ones as for all the right thinking people.
"I convey my heartfelt condolences to her parents and pray God to give them strength to bear this great personal loss," he said.