Centre has sought a report from Uttar Pradesh government over the incident of acid attack on a Russian girl. In a tweet, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, she has sought a report on the incident, which took place in Varanasi on Friday. “As I learnt about the acid attack on the Russian girl in Varanasi, I asked for a report from UP Government. The accused has been arrested. The victim is under treatment in Sunderlal Hospital Varanasi. We are monitoring the progress,” Sushma tweeted.
The accused in the case Siddharth Srivastava has already been arrested. The victim, who has suffered 46 per cent burn injuries on her face and body, has been shifted to Delhi for better treatment.
Varanasi SSP, Akash Kulhary said that the victim had dual citizenship of Russia and Bulgaria and was living with the accused as his friend, and not as a paying guest. The Police had earlier said Siddharth Srivastava, the accused in the case, had an argument with the victim on Thursday after she told him that she was leaving India. Angered by this, threw acid on her while she was asleep on her terrace.
The Russian woman came to Varanasi four months ago. She rented a place in Lanka area in Varanasi and befriended Siddharth, son of the house owners.