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Indian woman attacked with acid for fifth time: police

NEW DELHI: A woman who survived an alleged gang rape and four separate acid attacks has once again been hit by corrosive liquid, Indian police said Sunday. The 35-year-old mother, who was allegedly gangraped in 2008 over a property dispute, was at a women's hostel in Uttar Pradesh state capital Lucknow when a man scaled the walls and poured the chemical onto her. "She was filling water at the hand pump when the attack took place. The attacker fled from the spot," Vivek Tripathi, local police chief told AFP. The…

Man throws acid, sets girl on fire for spurning proposal

TOBA TEK SINGH: A man attacked a girl with acid and set her on fire for refusing a proposal for marriage, ARY News reported. Hours after the incident, police arrested the culprit following directives from high-ups. The girl had died after contracting serious burn injuries. The man threw acid on the girl before setting her on fire with petrol in Toba Tek Singh. The accused man was identified as 22-year-old Malik Fayyaz who vented his anger for his proposal rejection by a 20-year-old girl with sheer brutality. Chief…

Russian dancer gets six years for Bolshoi acid attack

Moscow: Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was sentenced to six years in a high-security prison on Tuesday for ordering an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet and tarnished the reputation of the renowned theatre. A judge announced the sentence after convicting Dmitrichenko and two co-defendants of the attack on Sergei Filin last January, which exposed poisonous rivalries over roles, money and power at one of Russia's most prominent cultural institutions. Yuri Zarutsky, who admitted to…