A woman suffered burn injuries in an alleged acid attack by cadres belonging to Mohan Baidya-led CPN (Maoist) in Rasuwa district Wednesday.
According to a UCPN (Maoist) statement, a group of poll-opposing CPN-Maoist activists led by Rasuwa district secretary Bhim Bahadur Khadka ‘Dhurva’ raided the Laharepauwa VDC-based house belonging to UCPN (Maoist) cadre Nil Prasad Acharya, sprinkled acid on latter’s wife, Laxmi Acharya, and made away with the election and publicity materials.
UCPN (M) central member and Rasuwa district coordinator Krishna Bhujel was quoted as telling the party’s official mouth-piece Krishna Sen Online news agency that the upper part of Laxmi’s body has been badly burnt in the vicious acid attack.
The victim has been seriously injured in the acid attack and is undergoing treatment at the Trishuli Hospital.
The CPN-Maoist activists responsible for the attack are said to be currently at large and district sources said police have initiated a manhunt to arrest the perpetrators.
UCPN (M) coordinator Bhujel said the attack shows the “evil and vicious” nature of the CPN-Maoist party, adding that they will strongly resist such attacks.
He also called on the local authorities to book the CPN-Maoist cadres involved in such heinous act and initiate proper legal action.