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Acid attack victim to be shifted to NIMS

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The Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy took serious note of acid attack on a girl student in Anantapur and held a high level review meeting with Chief Secretary P K Mohanty, Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy and other senior officers here on Tuesday. He told them to take stringent measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents.

  • CM reviews case with CS & DGP
  • Orders free medical treatment
  • Vani recovering, wants to pay assailant in same coin
  • Culprits in police custody?

Hyderabad/Anantapur: The Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy took serious note of acid attack on a girl student in Anantapur and held a high level review meeting with Chief Secretary P K Mohanty, Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy and other senior officers here on Tuesday. He told them to take stringent measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents.

Later, the Chief Secretary instructed the Anantapur Collector to invoke the provisions of Nirbhaya Act and told him to take all steps to apprehend the culprits. He also told the collector to complete the investigation expeditiously and put the case on fast tract trial to punish the culprits.

He also instructed the principal secretary of the Health Department to shift the victim to NIMS or any hospital of her choice and provide best possible treatment at the government cost. Vani, Monday’s acid attack victim who sustained serious injuries, is on recovery track at the government hospital here, with doctors saying on Tuesday that there is no immediate threat to her life. According to doctors Ramaswamy Naik and Venkateswarlu, it would take a fortnight for recovery.

Meanwhile, District Collector Lokesh Kumar on Tuesday issued orders to shift the B Com III year student to the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad, for better medical treatment. Vani asserted on Tuesday that she would like to pay back the attacker, Raghava Naidu in the same coin by throwing acid, so that he realized the pain she was undergoing. She demanded strong action against him. “He ruined my life and he should get suitable punishment,” was her plea to the government.

Meanwhile, the police are understood to have taken Naidu and his associate Ramakrishna into custody and kept them at a secret place. However, on record they said “the duo would be nabbed soon.”

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