Posted on 24 December 2016.
14 years after the terrible night that left Sonali Mukherjee with unsightly burns when three men doused her face and eyes with acid, the brave survivor now cannot stop gushing, and the reason is her new born daughter whom she has named – Pari.
Sonali told a leading daily that being a mother is an amazing feeling and that she got “her face back” the moment she touched the face of her daughter.
Overwhelmed with emotions, the new mother said that although she cannot see her daughter but she can feel her. “It’s an amazing feeling, I can’t express my joy,” said 31-year-old Sonali.
She was just 17 when her suitor along with his two friends, broken into her bedroom and poured acid on her face and eyes leaving her scarred for life.
The accused — Tapas Mitra, Sanjay Paswan and Bhrahmadev Hajra — used a chemical that is used to take rust off metal tools to disfigure Sonali’s face.
In the attack, she lost her hearing and eyesight and the trauma of it forced Sonali to contemplate suicide at one point.
The three accused were jailed for nine years but served just three.