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Acid attack victim Muskan demands stern action against culprits

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Kathmandu, October 25

Muskan Khatun, an acid attack survivor of Birgunj Metropolitan City, has demanded stern punishment for the culprits who carried out acid attack on her. She put forth her demands in a two-page long letter to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, dated October 24.

“I would have given death penalty to those who have attacked me with acid. The perpetrators should be given severe punishment so that no acid attacks will be carried out on girls and women in future,” read her letter. “This is not just the pain of an individual, it is the pain of the entire country. This is also the pain of all parents,” she wrote. She has also requested the prime minister to feel her pain.

Shamshad Aalam and Majid Miya of Chhapkaiya in Birgunj-2, had thrown acid on Khatun at Ganeshman Chowk in Birgunj, in the early morning of September 6.

The acid attack survivor — who suffered critical burns on her face, chest, and hands — was rushed to local Narayani Hospital from where she was referred to Kirtipur Hospital in Kathmandu.

Khatun is a ninth-grader at the local Tribhuvan Hanuman Secondary School in Birgunj. The girl was on her way to school when the attack took place.

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A version of this article appears in print on October 26, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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