Srinagar acid attack: Protesters demand capital punishment for culprits

Last evening, a protest was held Wednesday at the Jahangir Chowk in Srinagar against the acid attack on a young girl in downtown Srinagar.

The protesters while denouncing the attack demanded capital punishment for the culprits.

A 24-year-old girl was attacked with acid outside her home in the Wantpora area of Hawal last evening, leaving her with severe burn injuries in her face.

“Her face has been completely burnt, besides there are grievous injuries on her left hand. We are trying to ascertain whether her eyes too are damaged or not. Doctors from the Ophthalmology department are also part of the operation,” Medical Superintendent, SMHS Hospital, Dr Kawaljeet Singh had told Greater Kashmir last evening.

Police in Srinagar has said that three persons have been arrested over the attack.

Meanwhile, the protesters who had gathered at the Jahangir Chowk demanded capital punishment for the culprits.

“Whatever has happened is very wrong. A girl has been attacked with acid. Her soul, identity and face have been damaged. We condemn it and we are protesting here to demand capital punishment for the guilty. We want the laws to be amended so that the strictest possible punishment is meted out to the culprits. We won’t let such incidents happen here,” said Sheikh Saba, who is affiliated with the White Globe organization.