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Acid attack victims being treated

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, September 16

Two sisters, who sustained serious injuries in acid attack in Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat, on September 11, are receiving treatment in Kirtipur Hospital.

According to the hospital, Samjhana Das, 18, and her sister Susmita, 15, was operated on today.

While Susmita is out of danger and has been shifted to the general ward, Samjhana is still in critical condition.

Talking to The Himalayan Times, Jadolal Das, father of acid attack victims, said his daughters were asleep in their home when an unidentified group barged into their room and threw acid on their faces.

“I and my son went to sleep in my shop, which is about five minutes walk from the house, that day. My wife called me at midnight and said that our daughters were crying in pain after they were attacked by an unidentified group.”

The two sisters received primary care at Chandranigahapur Hospital before being brought to Kathmandu for treatment.

“Thirty per cent of the upper body parts of Samjhana have been burnt and she is currently in Intensive Care Unit. Susmita has received burn injuries to her hand and neck.”

Jadolal said, “I could not have afforded treatment for my daughters. I brought them to Kathmandu for treatment with financial support from different organisations.”

A version of this article appears in print on September 17, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

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