Lucknow gangrape survivor attacked with acid for fourth time; met Yogi Adityanath in March

On Saturday night a gangrape survivor was attacked with acid for the fourth time, according to media reports. The incident reportedly occurred at her home in Lucknow.

NDTV reported that the attack took place sometime between 8 pm and 9 pm on Saturday when she stepped out of her hostel to fill water from a hand-pump. The attack took place despite the fact that the survivor had round-the-clock police protection and an armed guard.

She was rushed to a hospital where her condition was stated to be stable. She has sustained burn injuries on her face and neck, police said, adding that no FIR has been registered yet and they are awaiting a complaint. A probe is on in the matter, they said.

The survivor had earlier been gangraped and attacked with acid over a property dispute in 2008. The present attack was carried out by the same suspects, reported The Times of India.

Two people were arrested and the trial is ongoing, according to NDTV.  She was attacked with acid in 2011 and 2013.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath met the survivor in March after she was reportedly forced to drink acid by two men on a train near Lucknow. Adityanath directed the police to arrest the accused and gave the survivor Rs 1 lakh.

The survivor works at Sheroes Hangout Cafe in Lucknow, which is run by acid attack survivors, according to CNN-News18.

With inputs from PTI.

Updated Date: Jul 02, 2017 10:37 AM

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