Will bear expenses for treatment of Srinagar acid attack survivor: Altaf Bukhari

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Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Apni Party President Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari Thursday said that he will bear the entire expenses for the treatment of the acid attack survivor girl on “humanitarian grounds”.

Condemning the attack on the Srinagar girl, Bukhari said that his party and he will incur the entire expenditure on the treatment of the injured acid attack victim.

Bukhari as per news agency Kashmir News Trust visited SMHS Hospital Srinagar to inquire the status of the victim.

He said that whatever the family of the girl will spend whether, on the medical front or legal front, he will foot the bill from his own pocket.

“Keep the politics aside, it’s a human issue that should be looked through the prism of humanity,” he said adding that if the family wants to shift the victim to the outside hospital he will bear all the expenses.

Expressing solidarity with the victim, Bukhari said it was very unfortunate that this hapless girl became a “victim” of a heinous crime against humanity especially women.

He said the government should take every step to ensure that exemplary punishment is awarded to the accused involved in such a dastardly act.

“Such offenders do not deserve leniency,” he said and hailed the role of police for their speedy action.

A girl from old Srinagar city suffered burn injuries after acid was thrown on her near Hawal area of Srinagar.

Police have arrested the main accused and two of his associates. (KNT)

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