Lucknow: A gang-raped survivor in Lucknow has been attacked with acid for the fourth time last evening. She is undergoing treatment in a hospital after the latest attack.
Acid was thrown at the woman last evening, when she stepped out of her hostel to fill water from a hand-pump in Lucknow’s Aliganj area. The attack took place despite a round-the – clock police security cover has been provided for her. The woman works at a cafe in Lucknow managed by acid attack survivors.
The mother of two was allegedly gang-raped in her village in2008. Two accused were arrested and the trial is going on. Three years later,in 2011,she was attacked with acid. Again in2013, she had to face the same ordeal, attacked with acid. Earlier on 23rd March , the woman was allegedly forced to drink acid by two men on board a train. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had visited her at the hospital and had announced Rs 1 Lakh assistance. The woman and her family alleged that the acid attacks are being orchestrated by people believed to be supporters of thr gang-raped accused.