The Punjab government on Wednesday informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that will pay Rs 3 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to an acid attack victim from Morinda, Inderjit Kaur, so that she can undergo an eye surgery at Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai.
The division bench was hearing of two separate petitions filed by Poor Patients Relief Society in Chandigarh regarding what steps had the government take for the rehabilitation of acid attack victims. Moreover, the court directed the Punjab government to take a decision on coming up with a scheme to provide free medical treatment and grant compensation and rehabilitation to such victims.
“An acid attack is worse than murder. An acid attack victim faces ordeal throughout her life,” the bench observed. The case will now come up for hearing on March 22.