A 16-year-old girl has thrown acid at a boy’s face, leaving him scarred for life, because he rejected her offer of love.
Mahmudul Hasan Maruf, 17 from Dhaka, Bangladesh, was pictured laying on a hospital bed with terrible injuries – including the the skin on his face peeling off as a result of the acid attack, according to Daily Mail and Metro UK
Mahmadul’s mother was with him in the hospital, where he revealed the horrendous damage caused by the acid attack.
This is just as the police in Bangladesh arrested the accused and her mother.
It is understood that the acid was thrown on his face by a teenage girl whose romantic advances he had turned down severally.
Local media reports say that the boy was walking home from a night out with friends when he was confronted by the girl.
She had allegedly been chasing the teenager for months despite him repeatedly turning her down. After confronting him, she threw the corrosive liquid straight at his face.
Meanwhile, Doctors say it is likely the boy will be scarred for life after entire layers of skin fell off his face.
Bangladesh has witnessed a high number of acid attacks since the 1990s, with more than 500 attacks recorded annually in the early 2000’s.
The Acid Survivors Foundation, a charity established in 1999 to help victims in Bangladesh, has helped to reduce the number of attacks there.
But survivors have been left severely disfigured and often blind as a result.
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