In yet another case of crime against women, a 35-year-old woman was attacked with acid on Saturday evening in Lucknow’s Aliganj area. According to an NDTV report, the woman, who is also a gangrape survivor, was attacked for the fourth time. The incident took place between 8 to 9 pm outside her hostel, suggested the report.

The NDTV report suggested that a police officer told that the victim 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.

Before this attack, two men had attacked her with acid on-board a moving train in March. She was travelling to Lucknow from her village in Rae Bareli. The attackers poured acid down her throat and she was admitted to a hospital in critical condition. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had also paid her a visit at the hospital and announced compensation for the acid victim.

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The incident had came to light when the woman had got off the Allahabad-Lucknow Ganga Gomti Express at Charbagh Station here and gave a written complaint to the government railway police. She wrote the complaint as she could not speak.

Earlier, two men had allegedly raped and attacked her with acid over a property dispute in her home at Unchahar in 2009, 100 kilometres from Lucknow.

She was first attacked with acid in 2011 and then again in 2013. Her family has alleged that the attackers are known to the gangrape accused.

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The woman works with Sheroes Hangout Cafe, an outlet run by acid attack survivors in Lucknow.

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