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This Acid Attack Survivor Needs Your Help Now!

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  •  April 22, 2015


Sheela, 32, was happy in her life until one day her boss threw acid on her face because he couldn’t take ‘no’ as an answer to his proposal. Sheela was married and that’s why, kept rejecting his boss’ proposal. No action was taken against this devil-man for four years because he is a powerful man in Haryana. Today she covers her face with black cloth.

The pain didn’t end there. Her husband abandoned her after the acid attack. Sheela lives in Panipat, Haryana, on her own.

She remembers –

I rejected him (boss) and he couldn’t tolerate it. He used to say, ‘I won’t let you go so easily. It is because of this face that you are able to get a job. What if I destroy your face.’

I never knew I could scream like that. I never knew that the shrieks that were coming out of my mouth could come out of another human being. I didn’t know what hit me. I was surprised. I could feel the burning sensation but I couldn’t feel it. It was like my senses had given up on me and the shock took over. I didn’t know what happened to me and not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I had just been attacked with acid.

The pain in my eyes was intolerable. I wanted to cry but knew that crying won’t solve anything. I couldn’t find a way to reduce the physical pain. I thought of ending my life I tried but I failed.

The website Milaap by MLNS posted this video to raise funds for Sheela’s surgeries:

She has already gone through 15 surgeries but needs several more to get better. If you want to help her, click here.

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