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Kherson mayor's adviser had acid splashed in her face

The victim is Kateryna Handzyuk.

Kherson mayor's adviser had acid splashed in her face
Photo: Facebook/Kateryna Handzyuk

Kateryna Handzyuk, an adviser to the Kherson mayor, acting head of affairs at the city council and well-known local activist, was attacked this morning, local police have said.

When she walked out of her house at around 8.30 a.m., a man aged 20-25 walked out of the bush holding a bottle. He splashed the liquid from the bottle at her face and ran away.

Police said that, according to preliminary information, it was an acid.

Handzyuk was hospitalized.

LB.ua learnt from a source that 35% of her body – face, arms, legs, chest and hair - got burnt.

Police have published the suspect's photo. The search is underway.

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