The death of two victims of acid attacks has triggered the need to check the 'easy availability of acid'. The Madras High Court has also moved a ban on over the counter sale on Monday. The order was issued to the central and State governments.
A relief fund of Rs 2 lakh has been announced for the the family of J Vidya.
23-year-old Vinodhini, a BTech graduate and an employee of an IT private firm in Chennai, had faced an acid attack and succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday, Feb 12. The girl was admitted to a hospital in the city and was battling for her life since last three months. Vinodhini was attacked with acid as she had rejected his marriage proposal.
In another incident, 21 year old J Vidya, who was battling for the last 25 days succumbed to injuries at Government Kilpauk Hospital on Sunday Feb 24. Vidya was working in an internet browsing centre. On January 30 during lunch time, her lover Vijaya Bhaskar threw a bottle of acid at her,burning her back.