ACID ATTACK ON EDEN STUDENT
Fellows demand capital punishment of culpritsStaff Correspondent
Students of Eden Girls College continued their agitation on Thursday, demanding capital punishment of the culprits who threw acid on their fellow Sharmin Akhter Akhi.
During a human chain, they also demanded immediate steps by the authorities concerned to ensure women’s safety so that they could move without fear.
At the programme the college unit BCL president Jesmin Akhter Nipa said the existing law was adequate to ensure women’s safety and so such incidents were recurring.
Saima Sharmin, a student of finance and banking department of the college, demanded proper treatment of the injured student and tougher law to stop open sale of acid.
The protesters demanded the verdict in the acid attack case within 90 days in speedy act tribunal.
Victim’s family, in the case filed with the Bangshal police, said accused Monir Uddin and his friend Masum threw acid and stabbed her when she refused to marry Monir Uddin at the marriage registration office at Chankharpool in the capital on Tuesday.
The Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday formed a five-member medical board for special treatment of Akhi, said the burn unit coordinator, Samanta Lal Sen.
The medical board, headed by him and other senior physicians of burn unit, will start operation on her next week to fix her damaged cell, said he.
‘It will not be possible to restore her face to the original shape but it would get a shape,’ said he, adding that it will take two months to recover.
Meanwhile police could not make any arrest in this incident.
Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner of DMP media and community service, told reporters that the police were on a hunt for the culprits.
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