Maharashtra CM announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia to kin of acid attack victim

Last Updated: Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 17:15

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of the acid attack victim Preeti Rathi, who succumbed to her wounds.
Preeti, 23, who had been battling for her life at Bombay Hospital for the last one month after a man threw acid on her, died yesterday.

An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh will be given to the family of the victim. Chief Minister has expressed grief over her demise, a statement from Chavan`s office said.

Preeti was on ventilator support for two weeks as her right lung had suffered severe damage. She had also developed complications in the upper respiratory system.

Preeti arrived in the city from Delhi 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.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 17:15

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