My daughter could not stand the pain and wanted to appeal for mercy killing, says father

Unable to bear the pain from the injuries she sustained, the acid attack victim in Machilipatnam had once sought ‘mercy killing’ and had pleaded with her parents to appeal to the authorities for it on her behalf.

The victim’s father revealed that his daughter wanted an end to her pain. This was when she was undergoing treatment at the Government General Hospital in Vijayawada.

Incidentally, the victim, attacked by one Subhani, has regained her vision and is now out of danger. She was attacked on the night of March 29 in Machilipatnam.

“She has completely recovered from the trauma and is now able to see like any other normal person after treatment,” the hospital’s surgery department in-charge K. Appa Rao said. No surgery was required to restore her vision, he said.

A team of doctors led by Dr. Appa Rao is keeping the girl under observation.

The victim’s mother, who tried to rescue her daughter from the attack, needs a few more weeks to recover from the burn injuries she sustained. She is also said to be out of danger.

Machilipatnam DSP K.V. Srinivasa Rao said Subhani would be discharged from the hospital this week. “We will take him into custody soon after he is discharged from the hospital (he had poured acid on himself too) ,” he added.

Financial aid for the victim, recommended by police in accordance with a Supreme Court directive, is likely to be released by mid-May, police said.

Subhani [accused] will be discharged from hospital this week. We will take him into custody soon after he is discharged.

K.V. Srinivasa Rao

Machilipatnam Deputy Superintendent of Police

Unable to bear the pain, she had pleaded for