Sangita Magar, one of the victims of the acid attack on Sunday, has vision disturbances in her right eye. She is also facing difficulty chewing food and sitting up in bed.
Bedridden Magar is incessantly haunted by the incident and wants to see the culprit go through the same ordeal. “Please don´t let the culprit go scot free. I want to see him suffer the way I do,” said Sangita.
An unidentified man had attacked three girls at A Plus tuition center with acid on Sunday morning. Sangita and Sima Basnet were injured in the attack and are undergoing treatment at Kathmandu Model College (KMC) Teaching Hospital and Bir Hospital respectively.
Sangita´s mother, Chameli Magar, remarked that a similar incident could repeat girl if the government doesn´t take the matter seriously.
“My daughter is receiving treatment and I hope she will be cured soon. But it is important that other girls do not become the victims of a similar incident,” added Chameli.
The 16-year-old student´s heart is heavy but is determined to appear in the upcoming School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams. “I will recover soon and will sit for the SLC exam,” she added. Meanwhile, doctors involved in her treatment said it will take at least four to six weeks for them to give any concrete statement regarding her recovery. Chief of plastic surgery department at KMC Teaching Hospital, Professor Dr Shambhu Nath said they can start plastic surgery on Sangita only after her wounds heal.
“It would take us four to six weeks to tell anything about her recovery. But now she is out of danger and there is no threat to her life,” said Dr Shambhu. He, however, said that is not possible to fully restore her face.