Acid Attacks

  • Pakistan: 18yearold girl and family attacked with acid by jilted lover September 21, 2014

    Lahore: An 18yearold Pakistani girl and two other members of her family were injured on Sunday in an acid attack allegedly carried out by two men, one of them her spurned lover in Punjab province. Shabnam Bibi, along with her mother and brother, were attacked on Saturday while they were asleep...
  • West Bengal: Girl escapes acid attack, accused arrested September 3, 2014

    Balurghat: A young girl on Wednesday escaped an acid attack by a youth after she refused to give in to his indecent proposals while travelling in a bus at Balurghat in South Dinajpur district. "The girl escaped when Mustak Sarkar attempted to sprinkle acid on her face from a bottle...
  • Faces of courage: Acid attack victims pose for a photo shoot August 21, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, fashion photographer Rahul Saharan talks about some brave young acid attack survivor women who faced a photo shoot to draw attention to the issue. "I've shot with lots of models but shooting with them was a very different experience. It was just a small effort...
  • Photos: Five acid attack victims took part in an inspirational photoshoot to help achieve an acid attack fighter's dream of opening a boutique August 13, 2014

    It was Rupa's stepmother who poured acid on her as she slept. This happened 6 years ago. After going through physical and mental abuse at home, Rupa decided to fight for acid attack victims. She joined an organisation called 'Stop Acid Attacks' and now works towards spreading awareness to ban...
  • Story of the the gutsy, spirited Monica Singh an acid attack survivor August 4, 2014

    The gutsy, spirited Monica Singh, an aspring fashion designer, also a victim of acid violence is saying thank you, She was here on the CJ show and CNNIBN appealing not for help but perhaps a chance to pursue her dreams. She has managed to collect the funds she needed to...
  • Acid attack survivor Monica Singh to study at Parsons in New York August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Monica Singh, a 28yearold acid attack survivor has achieved her goal and is set to pursue her course in fashion designing from the prestigious Parsons The New School for Designs in New York. Monica thanked CNNIBN for helping her raise the amount to achieve her dreams. Monica wanted...
  • I want to thank CNN IBN for supporting me and my cause, says acid attack survivor, Monica August 1, 2014

    28yearold Monica Singh, an acid attack survivor, thanks CNNIBN for the relentless Go Monica campaign. The donations that poured in from across the globe after CNN IBN launched a campaign to help Monica realise her dream, has enabled her to accumulate almost 44,000 dollars and counting. "I am overwhelmed to...
  • Go Monica Campaign helps acid attack survivor to pursue her education August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The relentless Go Monica campaign by CNN IBN, to accumulate enough funds for acid attack survivor Monica Singh to help her pursue her studies, has finally bore fruits. Monica has managed to collect the funds required to pursue her education at New York's Parsons School of Design. The donations...
  • Woman has acid thrown at her for demanding money back from muscleman July 30, 2014

    A woman died of severe burn injuries after a village muscleman allegedly threw acid on her in Katihar district, police said. Dayawati Devi used to deposit money with one Kalu Singh at Ragamatia village. When she demanded her money back, Singh got angry and allegedly poured a bottle of acid on...
  • Bengal college student injured in acid attack July 28, 2014

    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 motorbikeriding youths...
  • Court awards death sentence to acid attacker July 25, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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 July 24, 2014

    Monica Singh, a 28yearold 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 July 24, 2014

    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 July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The story of 28yearold 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 28yearold 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 middleaged 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 20yearold, 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 30yearold woman after she resists molestation bid June 10, 2014

    A lawyer and his two friends allegedly threw acid on a 30yearold 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. ...