COMM: Sonali Mukherjee had the world at her feet. 00:05
COMM: The top student in beauty, her life changed forever one night in 2003. 00:12
COMM: Ten years ago three men burst into her home and poured acid on her face as she slept.
The reason? She had spurned their advances. 00:49
COMM: Sonali was taken to hospital in Delhi, an excruciatingly painful two day journey.
In the ten years since the attack Sonali has courageously fought to regain a normal life. 01:21
COMM: With her family’s support she has struggled against the odds, and is rebuilding her life. 01:26
COMM: Her refusal to give up and her outspoken advocacy of women’s rights, has meant she’s
now an inspiration to other women in India. 01:56
then in a dramatic turn of events, Sonali was invited on to “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”
and won thirty thousand pounds. 02:18
COMM: Unfortunately, although Sonali’s attackers were tried, and sentenced to nine years in
prison, they have since appealed, and are still on bail. 02:25
COMM: Shockingly, they have still only spent four months in jail for
the attack. 02:39
COMM: Not that Sonali is letting this stop her, she continues to fight to bring her attackers
to justice, and she has learned braille, and is a force to be reckoned with when campaigning
for women’s rights.