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Acid attack survivor critical after fresh attack in UP, targeted fifth time; cops not convinced

SNS | New Delhi |


A gangrape and acid attack survivor was attacked again with acid at Aliganj in Uttar Pradesh and has been admitted to a hospital in a critical condition. This is the fifth attack on the woman. However, reports said police were not convinced with the claim of the woman. A probe is on to corroborate what the woman told the police.

She has sustained burn injuries on her face and neck, police said, adding that no FIR has been registered yet and they are waiting for the complaint.

The Rai Bareli police detained Bhondu Singh and Guddu Singh, the two men accused of gang-raping her, late on Saturday night.

The latest incident took place on Saturday night near a hostel where she resides. She was rushed to a hospital where her condition was stated to be critical.

The acid attack victim, whom Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met in the hospital in March, again faced the same brutal act even as the CM had promised her protection.

She was gang-raped in 2008 and a case was registered in this regard at Unchahar town of Raebareli district. She was first attacked with acid in 2011, followed by other serious attacks in 2011, twice in 2012 and another in 2013.

The Dalit victim was attacked by the same group of suspects. She was on 23 Marchallegedly forced to drink a 'corrosive liquid' by unidentified persons on a train when she was returning to Lucknow from her village.

The woman works at Lucknow’s Sheroes Hangout Cafe, which is run by several acid-attack survivors. Her husband and two kids live in Rae Bareli.

(With inputs from agencies)