: PMK leader S. Ramadoss and CPI(M) State secretary G. Ramakrishnan on Tuesday demanded financial assistance for the family of Vinodhini, who succumbed to the acid attack on her, and due punishment for the culprit. In a statement here, Dr. Ramadoss said the attack took place when children across the country were celebrating Children’s Day and a true homage could be to ensure that no such attack took place in the future.

“In her testimony to the police she wanted the prosecution to seek maximum punishment for the perpetrator. Her case should be considered the rarest of the rare,” he said.

Dr. Ramadoss also wanted financial assistance to her family which spent all their savings on her education and later on medical treatment. Mr Ramakrishnan visited the hospital where she was treated.

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