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Three minor Dalit sisters attacked with acid in Gonda

LUCKNOW: Three minor sisters belonging to the Dalit community suffered burn injuries when an unidentified person allegedly threw acid on them while they were sleeping in their house in UP’s Gonda on Tuesday morning. Police are yet to trace the attacker.
Aged 17, 12 and 8 years, the girls live with their parents in Paraspur police station area, about 120km from Lucknow. The eldest one was due to be engaged to a youth on October 23. Gonda SP Shailesh Pandey said that all the three have been admitted to the district hospital. While the eldest girl sustained 30% burns, mainly on her face and chest, the second suffered 20% and the youngest 7% burns on their hands.
According to the girls’ father, who is a washerman by profession, around 2.30am, he heard screams from the first floor where his daughters were sleeping. He and his wife sleeping on the ground woke up and rushed upstairs. Seeing the girls writhing in pain, he rushed them to hospital and informed the police.
“Somebody had climbed through the backside of the house with the help of a ladder to throw acid from the open window,” he told police.
Pandey said, “After preliminary inquiry, an FIR under charges of acid attack has been registered at Paraspur against an unidentified person and efforts to nab the accused are underway.” Paraspur SHO SK Singh said that the father is a member of local block development council.

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