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 acid victim has been flown to Moscow. Our Ambassador has met mother of the victim.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 16, 2015
The minister further tweeted that "we have assured her that India will bear all expenses on her treatment in Russia."
We have assured her that India will bear all expenses on her treatment in Russia. Chief Minister UP has announced Rs.5 Lakhs towards this.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 16, 2015
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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