Horror Christmas: Woman battles for life after ‘Santa’ threw acid on her
Instead of cheer, Christmas brought a particularly horrific change to the lives of a twenty-nine-year-old woman and her young son. A man dressed in a Santa suit threw acid on her face when she was on her way to midnight mass with her young sons.
On their way to midnight Christmas mass, Rimsy was carrying her seven-year-old son Abhilash in her arms, while her older son walked with her parents a little ahead of her.
As they walked to St. Francis Xavier Church in Paryaram in Kannur district, the man walked up to Rimsy and threw acid on her face. By the time her parents rushed to Rimsy and Abhishek, the man had escaped in an autorickshaw.
Rimsy was initially taken to Pariyaram Medical College hospital and but shifted to a hospital in Mangaluru later on account of the seriousness of her injuries. Her condition is critical.
Abhishek, who has suffered minor burns and is in Pariyaram, has given a statement to the police.
Police say that they have booked the accused and that they would be arrested soon. Declining to disclose any names until the arrests, Pariyaram Sub Inspector Biju Prakash told The News Minute that one of the suspected attackers was known to Rimsy. He said that they had also identified the man’s accomplice.
The Kerala Catholic Youth Movement (KCYM) unit of St Francis Xavier’s Church has staged a protest march condemning the incident and sought the immediate arrest of the culprit.