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Uttar Pradesh: women cops take selfies with acid attack victim, suspended

Lucknow: Three Uttar Pradesh women constables, who took selfies with an acid attack victim, were suspended on Friday. The 45-year-old woman, who allegedly has faced acid attacks and gang-rape in the past, had claimed that she had been forced to drink acid by two men in the Allahabad-Lucknow Ganga Gomti Express on Thursday.

The woman was taken to the King George's Medical University for treatment.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday visited the acid attack survivor at the hospital.

However, the three women constables, deployed there for her protection, took selfies with the victim in her bed which went viral. A red-faced police department was forced to suspend the three constables and order a probe.

Meanwhile, the police claimed to have arrested the two accused persons identified as Bhondu Singh and Guddu Singh in connection with the case.

According to police officials, the shocking incident came to light when the woman got off the Allahabad-Lucknow Ganga Gomti Express at Charbagh station here and gave a written complaint to the government railway police.

She had written it being unable to speak, they said.

In the complaint, the victim said that two persons forced her to drink acid around 10.30 am on Thursday. This was allegedly the fourth attack on the woman.

The woman informed that in 2012, she was attacked with a knife while in 2013 she was attacked with acid, reports said.

Two men had allegedly gang-raped and attacked her with acid over a property dispute in her home at Unchahar (Raebareli) in 2009, 100 kilometres from Lucknow, they added.