Acid Attacks

  • Bengal college student injured in acid attack Yesterday

    Kolkata: In yet another acid attack in West Bengal, a college girl in Arambagh in Hooghly district was seriously injured on Monday when unidentified youths threw vitriol at her, police said. The second year student of Netaji Mahavidyalaya suffered burn injuries on her back, hands and legs after two motorbike-riding youths...
  • Court awards death sentence to acid attacker 4 days ago

    In a significant judgement, a youth has been sentenced to death by a local court for throwing acid on a woman following which she died. Additional Sessions Judge at Ambah in the district KC Gupta on Thursday awarded capital punishment to Jogendra Tomar (28), who had thrown acid on the face...
  • SC questions Centre over 'laxity' in acid attack cases 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern over rising incidents of acid attacks in the country. It has issued a notice to the Central government and states on what steps it is taking to rehabilitate the acid attack victims. The court has also hit out at the government saying,...
  • Help acid attack survivor Monica Singh realise her dream 5 days ago

    Monica Singh, a 28-year-old acid attack victim, has lived a heroic battle to leave behind the past and move ahead. About a decade ago, a man threw acid on Monica when she turned down his marriage proposal. Today, 43 surgeries later, she has now got admission to her dream fashion...
  • WB: 2nd year college student attacked with acid in Burdwan 5 days ago

    Kolkata: A second year college student was attacked with acid on Thursday morning in Burdwan district of West Bengal while she was at home. The attackers knocked on her door and fled after throwing acid on her. The girl has been admitted to the hospital and her condition was stable. However, the reason...
  • Acid attack survivor Monica Singh to study at her dream New York fashion designing institute 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The story of 28-year-old Monica Singh is very inspiring. Monica is an acid attack survivor who has undergone 43 surgeries and now has a chance to study at her dream fashion designing institute in New York. About a decade ago, a man threw acid on Monica when she...
  • Acid attack victim fights back after 43 surgeries to realise her dreams July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Monica Singh, a 28-year-old acid attack victim, has lived a heroic battle to leave behind the past and move ahead. About a decade ago, a man threw acid on Monica when she turned down his marriage proposal. Today, 43 surgeries later, she has now got admission to her...
  • Man throws acid on woman in Bengal June 18, 2014

    Kolkata: A middle-aged woman suffered burn injuries after a man threw acid on her face in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said Wednesday. The attack took place Tuesday night at Chittaranjan railway station. Recuperating at a hospital, the woman, mother of a 20-year-old, accused a man who, she said, has been stalking...
  • Class 10 student attacked, acid poured in his eyes, hands chopped June 13, 2014

    Patna: Six men attacked a class 10 student and poured acid in his eyes on Friday. The incident took place in Samastiputra district of Bihar. The attackers then cut off both of his hands. He has lost his eye sight. The youth has been admitted to the hospital and is now critical....
  • Harish Rawat meets acid attack victims, announces financial aid June 13, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat visited a hospital and met some of the injured, including children, who had sustained burn injuries in an acid attack during a scuffle between two families at Haldwani in Nainital district. The chief minister directed the doctors to ensure that the injured get the best treatment. "The...
  • 3 men throw acid at a 30-year-old woman after she resists molestation bid June 10, 2014

    A lawyer and his two friends allegedly threw acid on a 30-year-old married woman after she protested against their indecent overtures in the Krishna Nagar in Mathura. The condition of the woman, who was rushed to the district hospital and later referred to a hospital in Agra, is said to be...
  • Bombay HC disposes petition in Priti Rathi acid attack case April 7, 2014

    The Bombay High Court on Monday disposed of a petition filed by the father of 24-year-old Priti Rathi, who was killed in an acid attack case last year, seeking CBI probe, after it was informed that the accused person has been arrested and chargesheeted. The High Court had earlier directed for...
  • Asaram sexual assault case: Bike-borne assailants throw acid at 2 witnesses March 17, 2014

    Two unidentified men in Surat on Sunday threw acid at one of the witnesses in the rape case against the self-styled godman Asaram, police said. This is a third attack targeting a witness in the rape cases against Asaram and his son. "A witness in the rape case against Asaram has suffered...
  • Acid attack on witness in rape case against Asaram March 16, 2014

    Two unidentified men in Surat on Sunday threw acid at one of the witnesses in the rape case against the self-styled godman Asaram, police said. This is a third attack targeting a witness in the rape cases against Asaram and his son. "A witness in the rape case against Asaram has suffered...
  • Bhadohi: Five family members injured in acid attack, 2 arrested March 15, 2014

    Five members of a family were injured in an alleged acid attack following a dispute over minor issue in Sikandara village in Bhadohi district, police said on Saturday. Nankahu Rajbhar, his wife Shanti and three others had on Friday gone to the house of one Hariram Rajbhar in pursuance of their...
  • Michelle Obama honours Indian acid attack survivor Laxmi March 5, 2014

    Washington: Acid attack survivor Laxmi has been hounoured by US first lady Michelle Obama with the prestigious International Women of Courage award. Laxmi was 16 when an acquaintance threw acid on her face while she waited at a bus stop in New Delhi's busy Khan Market in 2005, disfiguring her...
  • US to honour India's 'Stop Acid Attacks' campaigner March 4, 2014

    Washington: Laxmi, a "Stop Acid Attacks" campaigner from India is one of the ten "extraordinary women from 10 countries with the 2014 Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award" on Tuesday. US First Lady Michelle Obama will join deputy secretary of State Heather Higginbottom as the latter presents the...
  • Delhi woman suffers burn injuries after acid attack March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: A 26-year-old woman suffered burn injuries after two bike-borne men threw acid on her in Nangloi area of west Delhi on Sunday. The victim, who is married, was on her way to the market in Nangloi where the two men followed her on bike and the pillion rider...
  • CJ Yasmeen wants specialty hospitals for burn victims February 28, 2014

    CJ Yasmeen Mansoori is an acid attack survivor. She has gone through several surgeries to reconstruct her face, but many times as a burns patient, she felt the need of special medical attention. In this report, Yasmeen is requesting the government to build specialty hospitals for patients like her. ...
  • Power of 49: 'Conviction rate low in crimes against women' April 11, 2014

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN IBN joins hands with Tatas and their latest 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. ...
  • CJ Show: A novel way to raise awareness about victims of acid violence February 9, 2014

    Here are some of the highlights of the'Spot of Shame' campaign by Stopacidattacks.org. Find out how they are trying to end the scourge that shames the country. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show February 9, 2014

    On this show, students from north east pick up CJ mike to speak out against discrimination faced by them in mainland India, actor Amir Khan speaks on the upcoming one billion rising campaign, your social media interactions on Nido Taniam's death and more from our digital coverage from ibncj.com ...
  • Acid attack on woman in East Delhi, husband's role suspected February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another incident of acid attack, a woman was attacked in East Delhi's Shakarpur area on Saturday. An unidentified man threw acid on the woman. A case has been registered and investigation is on in the case. Police suspect the role of victim's husband in the ghastly...
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi University: Woman lecturer alleges acid attack February 8, 2014

    Unidentified persons on Friday tried to throw acid on a lady teacher of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi University in Bhopal, police said. According to her complaint with the Mahila Thana, the miscreants came to her house and tried to throw acid on her. She suffered no injuries, police added. The victim had...
  • Bokaro acid attack survivor finally gets a government job February 5, 2014

    Ranchi: Sonali Mukharjee, the acid attack survivor from Bokaro finally got the government job she was promised by Jharkhand government. It was after CNN-IBN had highlighted her plight and initiated a campaign, that help started pouring in for Sonali. But justice still eludes her with her perpetrators still roaming scot-free. Elated on...
  • Jilted lover throws acid on girl, injures her father instead February 3, 2014

    A 28-year-old man was arrested in Agra for an acid attack on a girl that she escaped but critically injured her father, police said on Monday. A first information report was registered against Yogesh Pandit on Sunday who allegedly threw acid on a girl who managed to escape but badly burnt...
  • Uncle abducts girl to confess his love for her, throws acid on being rejected February 3, 2014

    In a shocking incident, an 11 standard girl suffered major burn injuries after her 35-year-old maternal uncle abducted her and later, threw acid on her in Lucknow on Sunday. The victim managed to jump out of the car after the attack. She sought help from a tempo driver who dropped her...
  • Chandigarh: Husband throws acid on wife, sister-in-law January 20, 2014

    Two married sisters on Monday received injuries after the husband of one of them threw acid on them at Jagadhari in Yamunanangar district of Haryana, police said. The sisters were on their way to a temple when accused Ashok Kumar (38), who is a drunkard, threw acid on her wife Pooja...
  • Acid attack: 'Jealous' neighbour held for Preeti Rathi's death January 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Nine months after the acid attack on a Delhi resident here that claimed her life, her neighbour was arrested for allegedly carrying out the crime as he was jealous of her career growth, police said on Friday. Accused Ankur Panwar (23), a hotel management graduate, was a neighbour of victim...
  • Acid attack victim and crusader tipped to get 'Ojaswani Award' January 10, 2014

    Acid attack victim Laxmi, whose crusade against acid attacks forced the Supreme Court to ban the open sale of acid in the market as well as noted social worker Kavita Bhattarai who serves leprosy patients will be given this year's prestigious 'Ojaswani Award, it was announced here on Friday. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister...