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Vinodhini, Karaikal acid attack victim, dies

Vinodhini, Karaikal acid attack victim, dies
Vinodhini, the 23-year-old victim of an acid attack on November 14 died at a private hospital in chennai around 9.10 a.m. on Tuesday.
A youth, who had professed love for J. Vinodhini, a B. Tech graduate, accosted her on the way to the bus terminus in Karaikal near Puducherry and threw nitric acid at her. Vinodhini who was accompanied by her father, Jayapal, a watchman in a private school in Karaikal, sustained serious injuries to her face, stomach, arms and shoulder. She was rushed to a private hospital and later to JIPMER in Puducherry for treatment. The next day she was refered to Government Kilpauk Hospital for treatment.
After several surgeries over a months' time, she was shifted to a private hospital in Kilpauk for further specialised treatment.
With resources running out, her family took her to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital last month. But within two days she was again moved to the private hospital.
Plastic surgeon V. Jayaraman, who treated her till the end said had responded to treatment even on Monday.
"We did our best, but she had a cardiac arrest. We tried to revive her twice," he added.
Her uncle Ramesh was inconsolabe. "We tried so hard to ensure treatment but she is gone," he said.
A request has been sent to the Karaikal police to come to Chennai and complete the formalities. The body will be handed over to the family after the post-mortem, which is expected to be performed at KMC.
- The Hindu
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