It has well been over a week since the acid attack took place in Jhochhen, Kathmandu but the culprit behind the crime has still not been found. A Scarf Movement – a protest against the acid attack was held in Basantapur this morning by Shail Suman Silwal and team. The event which saw strong presence of students and various organizations also had an acid attack survivor Bindabasini Kansakar in attendance. Banker Anil Keshari Shah described Kansakar as “Beauty with Bravery”. A rights group visited PM Sushil Koirala on Thursday last week and they raised the question regarding safety of women in Nepal and urged the government to act quickly on the recent acid attack and rape of a minor.
News reports published today state that the police are very close to finding the culprit. Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam shared “Police are confident that one of the victims recognises the perpetrator”.
Also, the online GoFundMe page that I had created to support Sangita Magar is now closed. Huge thank you to everyone that donated. The amount will be handed over soon and I will keep you all informed via the blog/social media.