Federation for People’s Rights (FPR), Puducherry, Secretary, G. Sugumaran sent Memorandum to Home Minister of India, Chief Ministers of Jharkhand and Delhi on 16.07.2012:
Sonali Mukherjee (aged 27 years) of Dhanbad District of Jharkhand was drenched with acid before nine years by three of her neighbours after having been subjected to years of sexual harassment. Due to this attack she is blind in both eyes, partially deaf and melted away the skin on the skull, neck, chest and other parts of the body. Her younger sister was also injured in this attack and escaped with minor injuries. Sonali Mukherjee is now undergoing treatment as outpatient in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. Since there is no regular income, she is facing difficulties to spare money even to travel from Jharkhand to Delhi or staying at Delhi for treatment. There is continuous life threat for her and family members from the acid attack culprits following their release from Jail. She is seeking help from the Delhi Government to survive or to permit her for euthanasia. We are shocked that she is almost abandoned by this ‘civilised’ society.
We also extended our support for M.A.S.E.S – Movement Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexism, Tamilnadu and other groups which took up the issue and campaigning for getting Justice for the deserted victim.
So, we request your good office to intervene and provide necessary financial assistance and protection to the hapless victim.