Russian acid attack victim goes back; India to pay medical bills

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New Delhi, Nov 16: The 23-year-old Russian woman who was attacked with acid in Varanasi and was undergoing treatment here has been flown to Moscow with Indian government assuring her that all medical expenses will be borne by it.

"The acid victim has been flown to Moscow. Our Ambassador has met the mother of the victim," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

Russian acid attack victim goes back

The minister further tweeted that "we have assured her that India will bear all expenses on her treatment in Russia."

She said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has also announced Rs 5 lakh towards this. The woman had suffered 46 per cent burn injuries after a local youth threw acid on her on November 13 in Nand Nagar area of Varanasi.

She was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the burns wing of Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital after she was flown here on Saturday evening in an air ambulance following a request from the Russian embassy and the Centre.

PTI

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