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Jan 04, 2013 at 02:16pm IST

Acid attack: Protests continue in Srinagar, woman to be treated in Delhi

Srinagar: Demonstrations continued and shops remained shut in Srinagar on Friday in protest against the acid attack on a 24-year-old woman. The woman, who is a school teacher, was attacked with acid by two youths in Srinagar on Wednesday. She lost vision in one eye after the attack and her face has been disfigured due to the acid.

She is now being moved to New Delhi for treatment. Doctors at Apollo Hospital in the national capital have arranged free medical treatment for her.

Meanwhile, the woman's family is distraught by the incident and is demanding death sentence for the culprits. "We want strict punishment to be given to the culprit. Like in Delhi, we too demand death sentence," said her brother.

Police have arrested two men in connection with the incident. One of them is said to have been stalking the woman for several days. A case of attempt to murder has been registered against him.

The incident has outraged Srinagar residents, who vented their rage on social networking sites. "There should be tough laws. We demand chemical castration and death penalty against people involved in crime against women," said Jammu and Kashmir Women Commission Deputy Chairperson Shamima Firdous.

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