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The recent acid attack on two school girls in Kathmandu on Sunday morning in Basantapur, Kathmandu has outraged, angered and saddened people all over. The injured Sangita Magar, 16 and Sima Basnet, 15 were attacked by a stranger at a tuition centre in Jhochhen. The attacker fled the scene after hurling acid on the girls and apparently “police are zeroing in on the acid attack suspect” (Republica report ). Protests have been carried out since yesterday morning by various groups and schools demanding urgent action by the police, strict punishment for the culprit and support for Sangita and Sima. With news floating around suggesting that the punishment for the guilty will be a measly Nrs 2000 fine and four months in prison, this has further brought diverse groups of people together calling for tougher punishment.
We always forget… and I worry that even in this case, after a few days, we’ll forget and our lives will move on, the culprit will do his minimum and move on whilst the scars on the girls bodies will remain to remind them every day of what happened that Sunday morning.
Sangita is still being treated at the KMC Hospital in Sinamangal, Kathmandu. Whilst her health is improving, her parents worry that they will not be able to meet the costs of the hospital service. Even if its only £1, any support is appreciated. If you cannot support financially, please help us spread the word.
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