Mangaluru: KSCW chairperson announces compensation of Rs 4 lac per child for acid attack victims

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Mar 5: Karnataka State Commission for Women (KSCW) chairperson Dr Nagalakshmi Chaudhary visited a private hospital in Mangaluru, where three students have been admitted after being splashed with acid at Kadaba on March 4. She also informed that an immediate compensation of Rs 4 lac per child will be released.

Speaking to the media, Dr Chaudhary stated, "I have met with the doctors and parents of the three children. The children are understandably worried about the exams they have missed and have raised concerns about whether they will need to rewrite them. I will be in discussion with the minister of primary and secondary education to facilitate the possibility of the children rewriting their exams."

"The doctors are currently providing treatment, and the severity of the wounds caused by the acid will determine the course of action. The treatment is progressing well. In the next two weeks, depending on the extent of the injuries, two of the students may require plastic surgery. As the healing progresses, the necessity of plastic surgery will become clearer.

“Fortunately, the acid was contained in a plastic bottle, resulting in a lower concentration of acid, which likely mitigated the severity of the injuries sustained by the children. One child has suffered injuries covering approximately 20% of their body, another has injuries ranging from 10-12%, and the third child has less than 10% injuries,” she said.

"An immediate compensation of Rs 4 lac per child will be released, and additional compensation of up to Rs 20 lac will be provided for corrective surgery, depending on the treatment requirements," said Dr Chaudhary.

Dr Chaudhary also added, "I believe it is essential for schools and universities to play a proactive role in motivating and raising awareness, which is greatly needed. Counselling for boys is imperative to help them comprehend the severity of punishment and the consequences of their actions. I will engage with the relevant department to initiate widespread awareness campaigns on issues such as blackmailing, cybercrimes, and more."

She further commended the students for their quick thinking in apprehending the accused, who is just 23 years old.





Top Stories

Comment on this article

  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    Since the criminal is from indo-somalia, indo-somalian government also should pay compensation to the victim girls ...

    DisAgree [2] Agree [4] Reply Report Abuse


    Tue, Mar 05 2024


    DisAgree Agree [3] Reply Report Abuse

  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    I totally agree with Dr Chaudhary that counselling for boys is required in every school, colleges so they understand the social responsibility.... and the severity of the punishment.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

  • Alfred, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    The police should file FIR as soon as possible.No bail should be given to the scoundrel,the court should not elongate the case and harsh third degree punishment should be awarded with in six months.Punishment should be given as per the laws but it should be a very grave.It should be so grave that next no one should even think to do these type of barbaric act.

    DisAgree Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

  • Prakash, Manipal

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    Nothing monitory can compensate the torture, trauma and anguish of the girls and their families... At times it seems we as a society have failed miserably... It may sound like a remote incident or a news item for few... But if we deeply think there are several aspects that force us to introspect... Even the boy's parents must be in big trauma now that their efforts n love behind him seem a colossal waste... Girls' situation will be traumatic for long long time may be forever....

    DisAgree [1] Agree [19] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    Prakash Manipal ,you are right.I completely agree with KSCW chair person.All this compansation will not heal the wound left back by girls in mind.And say girls need not worry at present about their exams.Important is they should get well first and comeout of hospital and join family.Exams can be done later.Afterall it is not their fault.I really appeal the soceity to getaway from this throwing acid to girls when they dont agree to marry themas they want.ALL have their own will.Parents should help their children in this matter.Hope girls will get healed fast and comeout to take up the fight in life.

    DisAgree Agree [1] Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title: Mangaluru: KSCW chairperson announces compensation of Rs 4 lac per child for acid attack victims

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.