HC seeks state,AU reply on medical care for burn victim

The Allahabad High Court Monday sought suggestions from the state government and Allahabad University (AU) authorities on a petition demanding free medical care for an AU student who sustained burn injuries after her male friend threw a burning T-shirt on her in the University area here on August 27

Written by Express News Service | Allahabad | Published: September 3, 2013 5:11 am

The Allahabad High Court Monday sought suggestions from the state government and Allahabad University (AU) authorities on a petition demanding free medical care for an AU student who sustained burn injuries after her male friend threw a burning T-shirt on her in the University area here on August 27.

The court has posted the case for September 4.

The petition filed by Deeksha Dwivedi,an NGO member,and Utpala Dwivedi,a law intern,was taken up for hearing by a division bench of Chief Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice Vikram Nath.

The petition demanded that the government and the AU authorities bear the burden of treatment. It also demanded that her case be tried in a fast track court.

The petition also demanded security for women,in and around colleges,university area and other public places.

On August 27,the student,pursuing an M Tech from an AU Institute,sustained burn injuries after her male friend threw a petrol-soaked burning T-shirt on her near Women’s Hostel.

The accused,Munna,was arrested. The police said it was a case of one-sided attraction on the part of the accused.

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