Sudurpaschim government has decided to provide monetary support worth two lakh rupees to Laxmi Bhatt of Doti for treatment. Bhatt, who hails from Adarsha Rural Municipality, had survived her husband's attempt to burn her alive on May 12.

She was airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment and is undergoing treatment at the Burn Hospital in Kirtipur.

The meeting of the Council of Ministers of the provincial government today decided to provide monetary support to Bhatt, said Minister of Internal Affairs and Law, and Spokesperson for the province government Purna Joshi.

Likewise, the federal government has also announced it will bear all treatment expenses of Bhatt, who is currently out of danger, informed Dr Prakiti Gyawali and Dr Surendra Basnet who are treating the survivor.

Meanwhile, National Women Commission Chair Kamala Kumari Parajuli reached out to Bhatt at the hospital and taken stock of her health. During the visit, Bhatt demanded life sentence for the alleged culprit, her husband Sanotsh Bhatt.

Santosh has been absconding after the incident.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 3, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.