Capital punishment for vitriolage, survivor Muskan devoutly writes to PM Oli

KATHMANDU: An emotional letter has been penned by acid attack survivor Muskan Khatun from her hospital bed. The letter written to Prime Minister K.P.Sharma Oli shares her pain of what she has been going through and urges the Oli government to enact stringent laws and takes action against her attackers.

The following text is a translation of what Mukan wrote,

Honorable Prime Minister, I am Muskan Khatun Ansari,

Namaste, I write this short letter to bring to your notice about the incident that I have been through and similar others who have gone through the pain of an acid attack. Previously the victims were Jenny Khadka, Sangita Magar, and had there been strict laws during that time or action taken against the culprit then I would probably not be in this hospital bed today.

Honorable Prime Minister, you have a 2/3rd majority government. You have the ability to give the death penalty to those involved in such a heinous crime. If I were in your place I would have given the death penalty to the attackers.

Please ensure this time that the attackers are severely punished so that in the future there are no further attacks on girls or women or anyone.

I have gone through extreme pain and anguish and I hope no one else would have to go through the same ordeals that I have faced.

It is also painful for my parents, as well as, every parent whose child has been a victim of an acid attack. The grief that mounts is unbearable. I sincerely hope that this time the attackers are severely punished.

I hope you understand my pain, and that such an incident should not happen again. No one should be in a hospital bed as a result of an acid attack. I hope that you will consider my request.

Thank you, our Prime Minister.