Indian woman attacked with acid for fifth time

Jul 03, 2017, 01:34
Indian woman attacked with acid for fifth time

In yet another horrifying incident, an acid attack victim in Aliganj district of Uttar Pradesh, whom chief minister Yogi Adityanath met in the hospital has again faced the same barbarous attack. The victim is in serious condition and is undergoing treatment in trauma centre.

The woman was given security after a previous assault this year and the latest attack took place last night near her hostel in Aliganj area of state capital Lucknow, despite the presence of police to protect her.

Police said that they were investigating the matter.

Adityanath had visited her in the hospital and announced assistance of Rs 1 lakh.

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The woman's family claim that the acid attacks are being sent by the accused and their kin to dissuade the victim from demanding justice.

The woman, a mother of two, is pursuing court cases against two men who had allegedly gang-raped her in 2008.

On March 23 this year, she was forced to drink acid on the Ganga-Gomti Express train when it was plying between Allahabad and Lucknow.

On Saturday night, the two assailants allegedly entered the hostel by scaling the perimeter wall of the hostel and threw acid on her.

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"Ye ghatna sachmuch ghatna hai ya fir ghatna ke naam par kuchh log kewal badnaam karne ki sajish rach rahe hain (Did the attack really take place or are some people hatching a conspiracy to defame the State government)", he said.

35-year-old woman was at her home when some unidentified men attacked her with acid. "The victim's family has a long-running dispute with another family in Rae Bareli. We are trying to take the victim's statement", a police officer said.

According to Stop Acid Attacks, an NGO working with acid attack survivors, the woman was allegedly gangraped in 2009. In 2013, she had to face a similar ordeal again after she was attacked with acid, the NDTV report said. UP Women Welfare minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi said, "We have given them a lot of protection, there is a guard, a vehicle, have connected them with employment".

Opposition parties targeted the Yogi Adityanath government for the incident, saying that repeated attacks against the survivor spoke of the failing law and order in the State.

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