A local court in Jagatsinghpur district today sentenced prime accused Santosh Kumar Bedanta to 14 years rigorous imprisonment (RI) in 2009 Pramodini Roul acid attack case.
Hearing a case, the Assistant Sessions Judge (Women’s Court), Jagatsinghpur, slapped the convict with Rs 15,000 fine along with the RI.
The acid attack survivor’s husband Saroj Sahu and her mother were present inside the courtroom during hearing today.
Pramodini’s life was changed when a paramilitary jawan Santosh Kumar Bedanta attacked her with acid on May 4, 2009, in Jagatsinghpur after she rejected his marriage proposal. She was only 16 years old when the incident occurred. She suffered 80 percent burns and lost her vision. She was in ICU for around nine months and spent a painful life for five years in hospitals in Cuttack.