Two acid attack survivors discharged from SCB


Cuttack: Two acid attack victims, who were undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital here, were discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.

Minati Pradhan, a resident of Berhampur, and Damayanti Bihari of Kalahandi, were given a farewell by district legal service authority, social activists and SCB authority during their discharge from the hospital.

Expressing gratitude, Minati and Damayanti said the farewell has helped them become mentally strong. “The acid attacks have not discouraged us and we will continue to work as like earlier.” they said.

Minati, a third-year diploma student, was attacked with acid by her husband on the MKCG Medical College campus in Berhampur on November 16, 2017.

Similarly, a jilted youth had thrown acid on 22-year-old girl Damayanti of Kalampur under Jaipatana police in Kalahandi district on January 15 after she rejected his love proposal.  She was first rushed to Kalampur CHC with burn injuries on her face and hands and then shifted to the District Hospital and subsequently to SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack.

The police on January 22 had arrested Parshuram Majhi of Bankapada village for acid attack on Damayanti from neighboring Andhra Pradesh.

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