NHRC asks govt to bring culprit to book


The National Human Rights Commission today urged the government to take immediate steps to bring those involved in throwing acid on schoolgirls yesterday.

An unidentified person threw acid on two schoolgirls yesterday morning when they were waiting for their teacher at a tuition centre. Issuing a press statement, NHRC Spokesperson Mohana Ansari has called on the government to identify, arrest and prosecute the attacker(s).

NHRC has also urged the government to take all necessary measures to curb such crimes against women and children.

It has also asked the government to strictly regulate import, trade and use of acids and other such substances that could be used in crimes.

Meanwhile, a team from NHRC led by Commissioner Sudeep Pathak visited one of the injured at the Sinamangal-based Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital.

Doctors told the NHRC team that the victim was out of danger and that it would take at least month for her to fully recover, Ansari said. Another victim has been discharged after necessary treatment, NHRC informed.

Source: THT