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Nila assessing by Dr Ron Hiles. Acid Survivors Foundation center, Dhaka, Bangladesh-2009
Nila is assessing by Dr Ron Hiles, a volunteer plastic surgeon. Nila was attacked with acid by her husband only a few weeks after her marriage took place. She was just nineteen years old. Nila was left to suffer for up to five hours before anyone responded to her cries of agony, locked alone in her house after having acid thrown straight in her face,. What Nila most desired was to carry on going to school, to pass her exams, to get an education. Her punishment for expressing this dream to her husband was to have her skin melted with litres of highly corrosive acid thrown over her head, face and neck..In Nila's own words, "I woke up around midnight and found my husband sitting on a chair with his eyes bloodshot out of anger. I asked him what had happened, but no response. He just walked up to me with a glassful of liquid and poured it down over my head". "The man to whom we handed over our beloved daughter with the hope that he would nurture her dream, has shattered it instead", Nila's mother said..Dhaka, Bangladesh - 2009