Bankura acid attack: Women activists demand stern action

New Delhi [India], Sept. 12 : Condemning the incident where three girls were attacked with acid in West Bengal's Bankura district, lawyer Abha Singh today described it as 'gross violation of the law' and demanded strong action against the culprit.

"It is a gross violation of law and order where three young girls returning from a college, getting down from a bus in Bankura district in West Bengal, are victims of an acid attack and are injured badly.

This is when we have a strong law...Inspite of such a strong law, why are such incidents happening? Primarily, because acid can be brought over the counter, any person can go and buy acid," she said.

Former DCW chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh said, "Law and order has totally vanished in the city. The chief minister (Mamata Banerjee) should pay more attention to women." The three girls were attacked with acid in Bankura district on Sunday evening after attending tuition classes.

"We were returning from our tuition class in the evening when the incident took place. We were about to get down from the bus. I don't suspect anyone. I want them hanged so that they can't repeat it with someone else," said a victim. The case is under investigation..

Source: ANI