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Chennai: Acid attack victim dies after battling for life for three months

Press Trust of India
Feb 12, 2013 at 06:13pm IST

Chennai: Battling for life for almost three months after a gruesome acid attack that left her blind, a 23-year-old woman died at a private hospital in Chennai on Tuesday. Vinodhini, a B Tech graduate working in a private firm, had gone home for Diwali celebrations when she faced an acid attack at a bus terminus at Karaikal on November 14, 2012 by a construction worker whose overtures she rejected.

She was first rushed to a private hospital in Karaikal from where she was shifted to JIPMER (Jawharlal Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences) in Puducherry. She was then referred to a government hospital in Chennai and a private hospital for specialised treatment, where she breathed her last.

A visibly upset Vinodhini's father, Jayapal, a watchman in a private school in Karaikal, said, "He (the accused) should undergo the same pain which my daughter suffered. Acid should be thrown at him."

Chennai: Acid attack victim dies

Vinodhini, a B Tech graduate working in a private firm, had gone home for Diwali celebrations when she faced an acid attack.

Vinodhini had received financial help from various quarters, including Rs 3 lakh from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Rs 2 lakh from the Puducherry government and from the public in India and abroad, family sources said.

The accused Suresh has already been arrested.

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