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Greek Police Step Up Probe in Acid Attack on Woman

ATHENS – Greek police investigating an acid attack on a 34-year-old woman in Kallithea, southern Athens, are reportedly reviewing the testimony of a taxi driver who leased his cab to the suspected assailant who made calls to the cab company.

 The taxi driver told police that a female passenger not identified yet he took from Pangrati to Kallithea asked to rent his car for a couple of days, said Kathimerini in a report on the probe.

According to her arrangement with the taxi firm, the cab was left for her every morning at a spot in Kallithea very close to the 34-year-old woman’s office building, where she was attacked on May 20.

Police asked cellphone companies for information about all the phones that were active at the specific times and places mentioned by the taxi driver and found the suspect called the taxi company from a payphone and are examining footage from security cameras in the area, the report said.

The victim earlier told police that the suspect was a tall, thin woman dressed in all black and wearing a face mask, which is common during the winding down COVID-19 Coronaviruis pandemic. The victim said she didn't recognize the attacker who threw the acid while the woman was waiting for an elevator where she works.

She was being treated in a private clinic in Neo Faliro, southern Athens and so far no motive was given for the attack. 

“I cannot imagine who would want to hurt me,” the victim is said to have told offcers who spoke to her for a few minutes at the private clinic.

She burned her upper left side, face, body and arm, where the acid caused very serious wounds to the victim's skin. Eyewitnesses heard the screams of the 34-year-old and saw the clothes melting on her, said the website SBSGreek. 

The victim managed to enter a nearby pharmacy, where she poured water on herself, the report added, indicating she was in danger of losing her sight.

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