CM Siddaramaiah provides job to acid attack victim

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BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has come to the rescue of an acid attack victim by providing her a job in his secretariat. The woman, a post-graduate, made an appeal to Siddaraiamah during the Janata Darshan at his official residence where she had arrived along with her parents.

The acid attack survivor told CM Siddaramaiah that she had made an appeal during the term of previous Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who had promised to provide her a job, but nothing materialised. The CM, who received her appeal, immediately ordered the officials to provide employment to the woman on contract basis.

The MCom graduate was attacked with acid on April 28 last year and a case had been registered at the Kamakshipalya police station. After a manhunt, the police were able to track down the attacker who was living in an ashram in Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu disguised as an ascetic. Posing as devotees, police personnel went to Tiruvannamalai and arrested him. He is since in jail.

The victim has been undergoing treatment and had received aid from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

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