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Saswat Singhdeo

Cuttack: Two acid attack survivors were discharged today from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after recuperating from their burn injuries.

One of the survivors attacked by her husband in November 2017 was first admitted to a hospital in Berhampur and later she was brought to SCB Medical. The second survivor who is a student was admitted after she was attacked last year.

"On the day of the incident, I had become weak and wanted to kill myself. But now I am much stronger and I will fulfil my dreams which my attacker tried to stop me from doing," said one of the survivors.

The survivors have said that the incident has only made them stronger but they demanded strict punishment for people who commit such crimes.

"If we are able to treat the patients successfully then it will not only be encouraging for us but also for everyone else," Plastic surgery department head of SCB, Arun Chaudhury said.

On the other hand, Legal Services Authority has said that compensation will be provided to both the survivors.

Secretary of Legal Services Authority, Gargi Patnaik said, "Compensation has already been given to them. If there is any other requirement we will also make arrangements for that."

The family members were seen distributing sweets after the survivors were discharged today.

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