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Keeping the promise made by Chief Minister Arjun Munda, the state home department has completed the paperwork for the appointment of acid attack victim Sonali Mukherjee.
The Dhanbad administration has submitted the detailed report and recommendations regarding Sonali's appointment to the Home department according to her ability and qualification.

"We have sent the recommendation for Government job to Sonali Mukherjee to the Home Secretary along with sanctioning a special pension for her mother," said Bokaro DC Sunil Kumar, in additional charge of Dhanbad Deputy Commissioner at present. "Proper security has also been provided to her family," added Kumar.

Sonali's family had already been allotted a house under Indira Awas scheme by the Government after the matter was highlighted by media.

Depending on her educational qualification and physical abilities, Sonali will be appointed on a suitable position.

The department is now waiting Sonali to submit her certificates and join the service. Currently she is in Delhi for her treatment.

Confirming the development, principal home secretary J B Tubid said the formalities have been completed by the department on directives from the chief minister. Depending on her educational qualification and physical abilities, Sonali will be appointed and posted to a suitable job.

"The department is waiting for Sonali to submit her certificates and join service. She has gone for treatment after meeting the chief minister. The moment she submits her certificates, we will give her the appointment letter. We want to post her at a place which suits her best," said Tubid

Sonali had become completely blind and partially deaf after the acid attack by three youths in 2003 causing serious injury to her face. Since then, she has been campaigning for justice and also met the chief minister requesting for a suitable job.

However, for nine years, justice eluded her and her perpetrators still roam scot-free. Losing all hopes of justice, she had even demanded euthanasia earlier as her family found it hard to cope with her medical bills.

Sonali now wants that no other girl endure a misery like her. "Now that I have regained my energy, I want to meet the newly elected President. My demand is to change the customary section of this crime. Culprits should be booked under more a severe Section (of IPC)," she says.

"I will also ask the President to provide me with a job, so I can support myself and my family, which has lost everything in this battle," says Sonali, who still has a long way to go in her fight for justice.