Hearing an acid attack case, SC had this to say

The Supreme Court stated that the uncivilised and heartless crime of acid attack does not deserve any kind of clemency.

The top made the statement while also enhancing the compensation to be paid to a victim by two convicts.

The case was being heard by a division bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and Ajay Rastogi.
The bench directed the convicts to pay Rs. 1,50,000 each to the victim.

This is modification of the verdict of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, which had imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 each on both of them that they had deposited.

As per the prosecution, the victim was on her way to her college on July 12, 2004 when two men came on a scooter and threw some acid on her from a jug and ran away.

Following which she was taken to the hospital by a nearby resident and a case was registered against the accused. The doctor’s report said the chemical caused the victim 16 per cent burns.

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