Women demand justice for acid victim, meet Dhillon

While the 23-year-old acid victim is still struggling for life in DMCH, the cry for justice in such cases is getting louder. On Monday, women from the city along with members of the Mahila Congress went to meet Police Commissioner Nirmal Singh Dhillon, demanding a ban on the sale of acid and exemplary punishment for such attackers.

The women were seen raising slogans such as "acid in return for acid" and "the one who throws acid should also be given similar treatment so that he should lead whole life in a trauma".

Nimisha Mehta, spokesperson of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), said, "The attackers need to be given exemplary punishment so that they must also understand the crime they have committed. Their assets should be attached with the girl's family and even he must give lifelong maintenance to the victim."

She added that if a shopkeeper fails to maintain records of sale of acid, he should be booked under Section 120-B of the IPC.

Till now, not even a single person has been booked and acid of any amount of concentration is available freely at the market.

On Sunday evening as well, a few organisations had taken out a candlelight march at Sarabha Nagar market, demanding justice for the acid attack victim.

On Monday, NGO members along with Mahila Congress members took out a protest march from various parts of the city.

Meanwhile, the condition of the victim who was attacked two days back continues to be critical.

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