No arrest in one case, the accused out on bail in two others, and arduous fights for justice in the rest — for victims of acid attacks in the capital, the crime is only the start of a long and financially crippling journey. A week after a 17-year-old girl was attacked with acid in Delhi’s Dwarka, by a man whose advances she had rejected, The Indian Express spoke to six acid attack victims on their road to justice, paved with dozens of expensive surgeries.
“For six years, I could not sleep or go out of my house because of the burns. I was attacked with an acid used to clean metals. It’s been 18 years now, but my wounds never healed,” said Anu Mukherjee, a 40-year-old acid attack survivor who lives in Delhi’s Kailash Colony.
The Noida Authority has sent a notice to DLF Group, dated December 23, for payment of dues arising from compensation on the land of the Mall of India, it is learnt. The mall in Noida’s Sector 18 is one of the commercial landmarks of the city.
PTI had earlier confirmed the issuing of this order with Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari, noting that it came in the backdrop of a May 5 order of the Supreme Court in favour of Veerana Reddy, who owned a part of the land on which the mall is built on.
Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari said, “Recovery is being made as per the lease deed….”
The compensation case was heard in May this year in the Supreme Court, and the verdict was in favour of Reddy. The matter has been under litigation since 1998.