A youth, who was a victim of acid attack by his cousin, has been awarded Rs 12 lakh compensation by a Delhi court which said it was ironical that while the perpetrator walks free under the cover of rights, the survivor suffers trauma and ostracisation throughout his life.
SC said enhanced compensation would help in the acid attack victims' rehabilitation and make the state government implement the apex court guidelines in true spirit so that such crimes could be prevented in the future.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested to an NGO to file a contempt case alleging that hospitals and other authorities were not complying with court directions on providing free treatment to acid attack victims.
Freedom of education for girls is still a far-fetched dream in Afghanistan. In a horrifying incident, three girls in the Herat province were attacked with acid by two men for making their way to school.
Four years after a militiaman doused Mumtaz with a flesh-searing acid for rejecting his marriage proposal, leaving her disfigured, scarred and traumatised, death threats have forced the 20-year-old Afghan into hiding.