The woman was an IT professional working in Chennai. In November, acid was thrown on her face when she was visiting her home-town of Puducherry, allegedly by a man whose marriage proposal she rejected. He threw acid on her at the bus stand where she was waiting for a bus to return to Chennai.
The man was arrested and is in prison.
Recently, the government cleared a new set of laws to protect women which provide a minimum of 10 years in prison for those convicted of acid attacks.
Last week, the Supreme Court ordered the centre to call a meeting of bureaucrats from all states to discuss how to safeguard women from acid attacks. The court also wants details of how victims will be compensated and rehabilitated.