Fatal acid attacks: TN govt to regulate sale of acid
Chennai: Against the backdrop of acid attacks that claimed the lives of two young women, Tamil Nadu Government today said it will take steps to control and regulate sale of the chemical.
"A Bill (in this regard) will be moved during the coming Budget session of the state Assembly and adopted," Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said in a statement here.
Condoling the death of a 20 year-old city woman, who on February 24 succumbed to burns sustained in an acid attack by a man last month, she announced a relief of Rs two lakh from the Chief Minister`s General Relief Fund to the family of the deceased.
The death of two victims of acid attacks in the past fortnight has triggered calls for checking easy availability of acid with even the Madras High Court moved for a ban on over-the-counter sale. The court yesterday issued notice to the Central and state governments.
On February 12, a 23-year-old software engineer died at a hospital here after battling severe burns she suffered in an acid attack at a bus terminus in Karaikal near Nagapattinam on November 14 by a construction worker, whose overtures she had rejected.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Pakistan's brutality exposed; `Black Day` protesters thrashed in PoK - Video goes viral
- Pakistan High Commission staffer, briefly detained for espionage, asked to leave India in 48 hours
- National Geographic's famed ''Afghan Girl'' arrested in Pakistan for forgery
- Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam's 'Kaabil' trailer shocks Rakesh Roshan
- VIRAL VIDEO: Damn cute! Why this 9-week-old's full head of hair is shocking the internet - WATCH