Samjhana succumbs to acid injury

Published On: September 24, 2018 08:10 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Samjhana Das, 18, one of the two sisters who was undergoing treatment after an acid attack, has died on Sunday night in Kirtipur Hospital at 11:40 PM after infections spread to other parts of the body, Dr. Surendra Basnet said.  

Dr. Basnet was overseeing the sisters' recovery.  

Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat. were attacked with acid during their sleep on the night of Teej, September 11. 

Samjhana, whose 40 percent body parts were burnt was brought to the hospital in critical condition. "She had suffered from 40 percent burn injuries and was critical," Dr. Basnet said. 

Police have already arrested Rambabu Pashwan for throwing acid on the two sisters.​ 

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