There are many acid attack victims in india, and this one of a 35-year-old woman attacked with acid on Saturday evening in Lucknow’s Aliganj area is not an exception. According to the report, the woman, who is also a gang rape survivor, was attacked for the fourth time, an incident which took place between 8 to 9 pm outside her hostel.
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 gang raped and attacked with acid over a property dispute in 2008. The present attack was carried out by the same suspects.
Acid attack victims: Gangrape survivor attacked with acid for fourth time
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“She was outside her hostel when someone came and threw acid on her. There are injuries to the right side of her face. The woman is in trauma. We will take strict action,” Additional Director General of Police, Abhay Kumar Prasad said.
Earlier in March, two men attacked her with acid on-board a moving train while she was travelling to Lucknow from her village in Rae Bareli. The attackers allegedly forced her to drink the acid. She was admitted to a hospital in critical condition. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had also paid her a visit at the hospital and announced a compensation of Rs l lakh.
Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. According to the National Crime Records Bureau 2013 annual report, 24,923 rape cases were reported across India in 2012. Out of these, 24,470 were committed by someone known to the victim (98% of the cases).
India has been characterized as one of the “countries with the lowest per capita rates of rape”. A 2014 piece in The Lancet states that the “8.5% prevalence of sexual violence in the country is among the lowest in the world.”
According to statistics, New Delhi has the highest raw number of rape reports and acid attack victims among Indian cities, while Jabalpur has the highest per capita rate of rape reports. Several rape cases in India received widespread media attention and triggered protests since 2012, prompting the Government of India to reform its penal code for crimes of rape and sexual assault.