Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Chanchal and Sonam

Posted by Stop Acid Attacks On Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Chanchal and her younger sister Sonam, who were continuously trying to lodge a complain in the police station, at last had to be the victims of acid attack just because their voice was unheard.

On 20th October 2012, both the sisters were attacked by few men, while they both were sleeping on the terrace. Although Chanchal was the main target of the attackers but even her younger sister, Sonam was unfortunately roped in.

This happened in the maner area of bihar. Anil, a young man from the samw village was teasing Chanchal for past 2 years. Chanchal, along with her sister Sonam, used to go to Danapur for her computer coaching. Anil proposed to her one day on their way to the coaching and started to tease her every day. Chanchal informed her mother about the same but her mother asked them to be quite as she was afraid that Anil could harm her daughters.

When chanchal’s father came to know about it, he went to lodge FIR against Anil to the police station but he was unnoticed and unheard. The police did not take any strict action against them.

Meanwhile, chanchal continuously kept rejecting Anil’s Proposal. This annoyed him and he finally decided to clear the matter between Chanchal and him, with acid.

Right after the attack, both the sisters were taken to the government hospital in Patna. As soon as the police was informed about it, they immideately arrested Anil. This disgraceful situation could have been avoided if the police had taken any action right after chanchal’s father had lodged the complain in the police station.
Doctors say that chanchal’s condition is fine now. But the 18 year old girl still needs time to get over her physical and mental scars. She also needs help to overcome this situation so that she can lead a normal life in future.
Account holder (father): Shailesh Kumar
Central Bank of India, Boarding Road, Laxmi Complex, Patna 23. 
Account No: 3015374242IFSC: CBIN0280008

To help Fighters on Indigogo please click the image below. We have raised about 15,00 USD for Chanchal and Sonam till now.

चंचल और सोनम 

माँ का बेटी की शिकायत का अनदेखा करना और पुलिस द्वारा शिकायत करने के बावजूद कोई कारवाई न करना. बिहार की चंचल और उसकी छोटी बहन सोनम को इतना भारी पड़ा कि तेज़ाब से उनकी जिंदगी ही झुलस गयी.

घटना पिछले साल 20 अक्टूबर 2012 की है,  बिहार की 18 साल की चंचल कुमारी और उनकी छोटी बहन पर कुछ युवकों ने उस समय तेज़ाब फेंककर घायल कर दिया था, जब दोनों बहन छत पर सो रही थी. युवक चंचल पर तेज़ाब फेंजने आया था. लेकिन उसके बगल में ही सो रही उसकी छोटी बहन सोनम भी तेज़ाब की चपेट में आकर झुलस गयी.

घटना बिहार के पटना जिले के मनेर इलाके की है। गांव का ही एक युवक अनिल उसकी बड़ी बेटी चंचल को बीते दो सालों से परेशान कर रहा था। चंचल कंप्यूटर कोचिंग के लिए अपनी बहन के साथ दानापुर जाती थी। अनिल रास्ते में चंचल को प्रेम प्रस्ताव देता व छेड़खानी करता था। चंचल ने इस बात की शिकायत अपनी मां से की थी मगर डर के चलते उसकी मां सुनैना देवी ने बेटियों को चुप करा दिया था। 

चंचल के पिता शैलेश को जब इस बात का पता चला तो पिछले दो साल में वो कई बार पुलिस के पास गये और पुलिस को छेड़कानी की घटना की शिकायत की लेकिन पुलिस ने उनकी शिकयत को दरकिनार कर इस ओर कोई ठोस कदम नहीं उठाया.

वहीँ आरोपी युवक चंचल को परेशान किये जा रहा था. फिर एक दिन वह बार-बार प्रेम प्रस्ताव को ठुकराए जाने से इतना हो गया कि उसने गुस्से में चंचल की जिंदगी को तेज़ाब से बर्बाद करने का फैसला ले लिया.
तेज़ाब गिरने से चंचल और चपेट में आई उसकी छोटी बहन बुरी तरह झुलस गए. उन्हें तुरंत पटना के सरकारी अस्पताल में भर्ती कराया गया. 

वहीँ लड़कियों के पर तेज़ाब गिरने के बाद ही पुलिस हरकत आई आरोपी को गिरफ्तार कर लिया. लेकिन अगर समय रहते ही और चंचल के पिता की पहली शिकायत में ही पुलिस कोई करवाई कर लेती तो शायद वो सब नहीं हुआ होता, जो उनके साथ हुआ.

डाक्टरों का कहना है कि चंचल की हालत बेहतर है. लेकिन फिर भी तेज़ाब की झुलस ने 18 साल की चंचल को जो घाव दिया है, उसने उसे शारीरिक और मानसिक रूप से काफी नुकसान पहुँचाया है. नई जिन्दगी के लिए चंचल को अभी भी मदद की दरकार है, ताकि इन घाओं के दर्द से उबरने में मदद मिल सके.

Account holder: Shailesh Kumar
Central Bank of India, Boarding Road, Laxmi Complex, Patna 23.
Account No: 3015374242
IFSC: CBIN0280008


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