Acid attack victim seeks funds for surgery

Kaur's treatment is going on at CMCH for which the hospital has appealed for voluntary donations.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Updated: January 12, 2015 12:00:22 am

Rajwant Kaur, one of the three acid attack victims of April 1, 2007 is still in need of reconstructive surgeries even after nearly 8 years. Life is not normal for her as she had lost vision in one eye while the other eye has less than 10% vision. Kaur needs yet another reconstructive surgery of face and ear.

Her treatment is going on at CMCH for which the hospital has appealed to the masses for voluntary donations as the family is not in a state to support her treatment.

Rajwant still remembers March 31, 2007 when she along with her friends Sandeep Kaur and Sonika had complained to their factory owner about one Balkar Singh Bunty’s misbehaviour who was thrown out of job by the owner following this complaint. However, the next day when the trio were getting down from staff bus, Bunty was standing with mug of acid which he threw on all of them. While Sandeep Kaur had died after struggling for 3 months, Sonika got away with minor burns, Rajwant is still struggling for her life even after 8 years. Rajwant’s father Joginder is a factory worker while mother Balwinder Kaur is a housewife. Kaur stated that she cannot even leave her alone because of her reduced vision from one eye.

In the past 7 years, Rajwant has undergone more than 10 facial surgeries to improve her appearance on which funds were spent which were collected through voluntary donations only and now more funds are needed. She had suffered burn injuries on her face, eyes, ears and neck for which surgeries are being done after regular intervals. Her hospital unit number is 7083984 and Dr Vijay Obed- the treating doctor appealed to donors to send donations through cheques or drafts to Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana Society, at Ludhiana.

Please mention ‘For Rajwant’ at the back of the cheque or draft. Please do contact us for more details at 0161-2115137 or 0161-2115093, informed hospital authorities.

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