A bubbling young girl of13 years old from Lalgarh, Murshidabadwas married off to PabitraPramanik in the year 1998. The parents had no other option but to give their daughter away because of the socio-economic condition. The most important factor in this nuptial lock was that it was a “no-dowry wedding”, as it was the groom who was getting married for the second time. At the time of her marriage, she was a class, eight students.
Things were great until she brought forth an infant young lady in the year 2000. The girl in the family resembled a weight and Moyna’s in-law relatives began requesting huge measure of cash from Moyna’s maternal house.
On denial of the amount, her ordeal became unbearable and finally on 24th of August, 2001, her husband with the help of her mother-in-law and brother-in-law poured acid on her. They did not stop there; they doused her in kerosene and set her face on fire.
But she was a winner. She fought all the odds afterward. Many channels and NGOs showcased her plight and that way she got the financial support to go on with her medical treatment. She filed complaints and was able to get her husband and mother in law detained.
Today, she lives with her parents and most importantly she is now an independent woman who not only earns her own livelihood but also supports her family. She pursued her education and passed Higher Secondary examination. She is now employed in an open school where she cooks a mid-day meal for the students.