HC raps UP govt over attack on acid attack survivor; summons DM, SSP
Lucknow: Expressing shock over the attack on the acid attack survivor in the state capital despite her having two gunners, the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Tuesday took a dig at the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh.
The HC bench, comprising Justice Ramesh Sinha and Justice Rekha Dixit, also sought clarification from the DG Medical over the early discharge of the victim from Lucknow's King George Medical University (KGMU), when she was yet to fully recover from the severe injuries.
The judges also summoned District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Lucknow to appear before the bench on July 14. The court has also asked them to clarify 'when the victim was having two gunners with her, how the attackers managed to execute another acid attack on her? And why the attackers have not yet been arrested?'
The court was hearing a petition filed on behalf of the victim, who has been attacked eight times by the same attackers over the years.
The HC found out that the victim was attacked on July 1 under police security. Subsequently, she was admitted to KGMU, but before being fully fit, she was discharged. The victim had demanded quick arrest of her attackers.