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Nepal Drafted the Strictest Law Related to Acid Attack

Law Amended To Stop Acid Attack

P.M KP Oli with Acid Attack Survivor Muskan Khatun

It was September 10, KP Sharma Oli - Prime Minister of Nepal met 10 acid survivor and heard their painful story. Seeing their pity situation arise due to acid attack he promised to draft strongest law against acid attack. And here after 15 days, the Government came with ordinance to punish acid attackers and provide aid to acid attack victims.

The current Criminal Code provides for life imprisonment in case of death due to acid attack. The ordinance has amended the National Criminal Code to provide for more punishment for the guilty by modifying other actions related to acid.


In the case of death due to acid attack, the attacker will be sentenced to life imprisonment. The ordinance has amended the National Criminal Code to provide for more punishment for the guilty by modifying other actions related to acid.  

 - If both eyes are burnt or damaged and vision is completely lost, if both ears are damaged or damaged, hearing is completely destroyed, if nose is burnt or damaged, if the face is completely burnt or damaged, if it is female, both breasts are burnt, the culprit is sentenced 20 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 10 lakhs.

- One, eye, one ear, if burnt or damaged, partially burnt or damaged, ugly, if a woman, one breast burnt or damaged, both hands burnt, or both legs completely burnt. Imprisonment for 10 to 20 years and fine of Rs. 7 lakh.

- In case of any other mutilation or bodily harm of the body, depending on the nature of the offense, imprisonment for five to ten years and a fine of one lakh to five lakh rupees.

- Even if the person concerned is not involved in the acid attack, it will be considered as culprit and imprisonment for 10 years and fine up to Rs 500,000.

Acid attack survivor at Baluwatar during meet with KP Oli

According to the ordinance, if the victim of acid attack dies as a result of the same act and not the immediate death of the victim, there will be a case of death and if there is any effect on the body, the case will be prosecuted as guilty.

In a meeting with the victims of the acid attack on Bhadra 25/September 10, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said a new law would be drafted. Accordingly, the fast-track ordinance has also made provision to give priority to acid attack cases whenever they are filed.

The ordinance guarantees insures free treatment for acid attack victims. It has also banned the collection of aid in the name of the victims.