India to bear expense of Russian acid attack victim

Darya Yurieva, 23-year-old Russian tourist, who was attacked with acid in Varanasi, left for Moscow on Monday morning, Hindustan Times reports.

Darya Yurieva, 23-year-old Russian tourist, who was attacked with acid in Varanasi, left for Moscow on Monday morning, Hindustan Times reports.

She was being treated at Safdarjung Hospital, where she was brought from Varanasi in an air ambulance on Saturday night.

A group of doctors from the Russian embassy assessed her condition.

According to Safdarjung spokesperson Poonam Dhanda, Darya suffered 45% burns, with both her eyes being affected apart from the front part of the chest, abdomen, right arm, complete left leg and right thigh.

Sushma Swaraj, Minister for external affairs, tweeted on Monday, that India would bear all expenses on treatment of the woman in Russia.

Darya Yurieva was attacked by the son of the owner of the paying guest facility in which she was staying for allegedly rejecting a marriage proposal by the accused.

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