According to reports, a woman who was gangraped and attacked with acid in 2008 over a dispute regarding property, was attacked in Lucknow, the state capital for the fourth time. The attack took place despite her getting round-the-clock police protection and an armed guard inside the hostel.
The victim shouted for help but the attackers managed to make good their escape after perpetrating the crime, the police said.
The woman was attacked by two unidentified persons at her hostel on Saturday. The two men are facing trials over all the attacks, but they were released on bail in April.
The woman works at Lucknow's Sheroes Hangout Café, which is run by several acid attack survivors.
The woman and her family allege the acid attacks are being orchestrated by people known to the gang-rape accused. The same woman had alleged that on March 23, two brothers Dileep Singh and Pradeep Singh from her native village had forced her to drink acid on a moving train.The woman had levelled allegations against the same accused in 2013 alleging they tried to kill her with acid.
Chief Minister Adityanath had gone to meet her at the hospital then and assured her security. After the previous incidents, two gunners were appointed for her.
A probe is on in the matter, they said. She suffered injuries on the right side of her face, neck and stomach.
While she was in the King George's Medical University hospital receiving treatment, three women constables were suspended for allegedly clicking selfies with her. "We are trying to take the victim's statement", a police officer said. The incident took place inside the hostel premises.
He also said the law is meant to protect but if someone misuses it, action would be taken against them. She wrote the complaint as she could not speak.
Opposition parties targeted the Yogi Adityanath government for the incident, saying that repeated attacks against the survivor spoke of the failing law and order in the State.
Juhi questioned the state's road map and the minister-in-charge of the law and order about the miscreants not being arrested.
The acid attack victim was attacked for the fifth time in UP's Aliganj on Saturday.