Russian Acid Attack Victim Flies Back Home

16/11/2015 5:48 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - DECEMBER 12: A Kashmir law students hold a placards during a protest against acid attack on December 12, 2014 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Dozens of Kashmiri law students held a protest in the Muslim majority state of Kashmir demanding immediate arrest and stringent punishment to the acid attackers involved in yesterday's acid attack on a law student that left her in a critical condition. A 21-year-old Law student was injured Thursday in an acid attack by unidentified car-borne youth outside her college in Srinaga the summer capital, police said. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- 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 them.

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

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

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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 13 November 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.

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