In Lucknow, 'gangrape victim' alleges acid attack

Yechury said his party had asked for a Parliamentary scrutiny of GST Council decisions but the BJP does not want that to happen
Yechury said his party had asked for a Parliamentary scrutiny of GST Council decisions but the BJP does not want that to happen
Author

03 July, 2017

A 38-year-old rape and acid attack survivor from the Dalit community, faced her fourth acid attack here on Saturday evening in the compound of the hostel she is living in, though she has been accorded police protection. "We will take strict action". 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. The two men are facing trials over all the attacks, but they were released on bail in April.

"The law and order has completed broken down in UP".

The police said that the victim is now admitted in the trauma centre, in a critical condition.

About Saturday night's incident, Jai Narain Singh, the inspector-general of the Lucknow range, said she had not named anyone but two persons from Rae Bareli whom she had named after the March attack had been taken into custody.

Earlier in March, She was forced to drink acid throat down and was admitted to the ICU at Lucknow's King George Medical College.

The Rae Bareli police have detained Bhondu Singh and Guddu Singh, the two men accused of gangraping her and carrying out the acid attacks on her.

More news: Champions Trophy 2017, England vs Pakistan

Lakshmi Agarwal, founder of the "Stop Acid Attack" campaign and a victim herself of acid attack, said they were all hopeful when Adityanath met the victim the last time.

The police does not have any CCTV footage so far and has been unable to track from where the miscreants entered the compound of the working women's hostel in Aliganj locality.

Lucknow Additional Director General of Police Abhay Kumar Prasad has been quoted by reports as saying: "She was outside her hostel when someone came and threw acid on her". Her family has alleged that the attackers are known to the gangrape accused.

India brought in stringent laws to deal with the acid attacks in 2013 following public outcry over the plight of hundreds of survivors who battle lifelong scars and social stigma. He said the police did not find any clue of who threw acid on her despite an intense examination of the place where she was attacked. "Why?" the NGO posted on Facebook.

Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh slammed the Yogi Adityanath government after Saturday's attack. "The culprits in various crimes are roaming freely and women and children are living in fear and terror", said Rajendra Chaudhary, SP spokesperson.


More news


  • French far-right leader charged with alleged EU funds misuse

    French far-right leader charged with alleged EU funds misuse

    A total of 17 FN European lawmakers are being investigated over salaries paid to about 40 parliamentary assistants. Le Pen has denied any wrongdoing and denied the allegations which she called political "persecution" against her.
    German lawmakers warned of Turkish spying

    German lawmakers warned of Turkish spying

    Erdogan is scheduled to visit Germany next week to participate in the G20 summit in Hamburg between July 7 and 8. Gabriel says those requests must be handled on a case-by-case basis, according to German law.
    America's Cup defenders US  claw back a win over New Zealand

    America's Cup defenders US claw back a win over New Zealand

    Emirates Team New Zealand capitalised on mistakes from their rivals to leave them 4-0 ahead and just three points from victory. Conditions were better for racing than forecast on Saturday afternoon, with wind in the 9-12 knot range, from the southwest.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation  agent indicted on charges of lying about Robert

    Federal Bureau of Investigation agent indicted on charges of lying about Robert "LaVoy" Finicum shooting

    Investigators later revealed that one of the state troopers shot at Finicum's truck as it raced toward the roadblock. Finicum is seen getting out of the truck and walking through the snow with his hands up in surrender.
    Cyber Attack Hits 17 APM Container Terminals

    Cyber Attack Hits 17 APM Container Terminals

    Some worldwide business which have offices in New Zealand are reported to have been impacted overseas. Zhora said the current ransomware , which propagates across networks, demands $300 in Bitcoin.
    Sports Minister: Seoul Mulls Co-Hosting 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics With N Korea

    Sports Minister: Seoul Mulls Co-Hosting 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics With N Korea

    USA officials arranged for his release last week, but Warmbier arrived home in OH in a coma-like state with severe brain damage. Mr Do also suggested forming an inter-Korean women's ice hockey team to compete at the Winter Games, which open in February.
  • US Rep. Doug Collins promotes stricter immigration bills passed by House

    US Rep. Doug Collins promotes stricter immigration bills passed by House

    During the meeting with Trump, Ronnebeck called these kinds of crimes committed by illegal immigrants "preventable". The fatal shooting put San Francisco's "sanctuary" city policy in the national spotlight.

    'Transformers' tops box office but is biggest in China

    We considered the highest gross revenue figures adjusted to 2017 dollars for the 186 franchises with data from Box Office Mojo . The Transformers films are a series of American science fiction action films based on the toys created by Hasbro and Tomy.

    Wizkid Beats Stonebwoy to Top BET Award

    Following this year's Oscars Best Picture debacle, Jones said she's steeling herself for possible mistakes she might make onstage. Stonebwoy who won the 2015 BET Award for Best International Act: Africa, has been nominated again this year in the same category.
  • New report suggests that Mass Effect: Andromeda won't get Single-Player DLC

    New report suggests that Mass Effect: Andromeda won't get Single-Player DLC

    Yesterday, a widely shared Facebook post claimed that BioWare had cancelled Mass Effect: Andromeda's downloadable content . Some were good, like Lair of the Shadow Broker , and some were not so good, like Mass Effect 3's Citadel .
    Boston Celtics Rumor: Pacers Asking Price For George High

    Boston Celtics Rumor: Pacers Asking Price For George High

    Lance Stephenson posted a picture on Instagram earlier today, hoping to sway Paul George into staying with the Indiana Pacers . The Celtics are still trying to schedule Hayward's free agency visit, with Sunday or Tuesday the likely possibilities.
    Accuser takes the stand in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

    Accuser takes the stand in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

    Under a settlement Constand and Cosby reached in 2006, Constand was prohibited from speaking publicly about her accusation. Judge Steven O'Neill has allowed the prosecution to call as a witness only one of the other accusers, Ms Kelly Johnson .