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Utility offers reward for information on CFO acid attack

German utility Innogy is offering a reward of EUR 80,000 for information on the persons responsible for attacking the company's chief financial officer with acid earlier this year.

Innogy CFO Berhard Günter was the victim of an acid attack in March this year. | Photo: RWE

On a Sunday evening in March, Innogy Chief Financial Officer Bernhard Günter was walking home through a park in the Düsseldorf suburb Hann. His path was suddenly blocked by a young man just before another man came running from behind and threw Günter to the ground. The two men then poured acid onto Günter's face before fleeing the crime scence.

Both a glove and the bottle which contained the acid have since been found in the park. Neither of the two culprits have been located, nor has any information surfaced regarding the motive. In late September, the Public Prosecutor in Wuppertal closed the case due to the lack of any leads, however, the CFO's employer is not satisfied with the investigation being discontinued.

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