The family of acid attack victim,Vinodini alias Janani, hailing from Karaikal, is struggling hard to meet the expenses for her treatment.
Her father Jayabal along with family members and activists approached Chief Minister N Rangasamy seeking financial assistance for her treatment.
Janani suffered severe burn injuries after Suresh Kumar threw acid on her on November 14.
She lost vision after both eyes were damaged in the acid attack. She was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai.
Her maternal uncle Ramesh told Express that the hospital bills have mounted to `2.5 lakh. “Another 5 to 6 lakh is required for plastic surgery. At a later stage, more funds are required for cornea transplant to get back her vision,” he added.
Janani hails from a poor family and her father who is working as a security guard in a private school in Karaikal could not afford the expenses for her treatment.
Puducherry Students and Parents Welfare Association president V Balasubramanian, who took up the issue with the Chief Minister, said that Chief Minister expressed willingness to provide her with some assistance, but it would not be enough for her treatment.
In this context, the assossiation urged people to contribute whatever they could, for her treatment and thereby help Janani resume a normal life.