A 25-year-old girl was forced by her husband and sister-in-law to drink acid on June 28 in Madhya Pradesh.
The incident came to light after a neighbor saw the girl in critical condition and admitted her to the city hospital. On July 18 the girl was brought to Delhi for further treatment.
As per Delhi doctors due to swallowing acid her internal organs were burnt and damaged. This includes her food pipe, stomach, and intestines. The girl is neither able to drink or eat anything at present. She has also been vomiting blood very frequently, the doctors informed.
On July 3, Madhya Pradesh police registered an FIR against the accused of domestic violence. They omitted the sections related to acid attacks.
On July 18 on reaching Delhi, the survivor’s brother called the Delhi Commission for Women’s (DCW) 181 helpline. The DCW team then got her admitted to a hospital in Delhi. Her statements were also registered before a sub-divisional magistrate in the national capital.
Swati Maliwal the chief of Delhi Commission for Women and member Promila Gupta met the survivor at the hospital.
Swati Maliwal on June 20 through Twitter, informed that she had also written a letter to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister seeking strict action against the culprit.
Swati Maliwal stated, “It is absolutely scary and shameful that a young 25-year-old girl was made to consume acid by her own husband. The girl was brought to Delhi for treatment and was terrified after seeing her condition. The doctors aren’t very hopeful of her recovery as she is in a very bad state. It is a matter of Madhya Pradesh police that dealt with such a serious case with this kind of insensitivity. I’ve written a letter to the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh asking him to get the culprits arrested and to also ensure action against the police officers who tried to weaken the case.”
In her statement, the survivor said that her husband was having an illicit affair with a woman. When she got to know about it, he brutally thrashed her and made her drink acid the next morning, she said.