Zakira was living a normal married life, until one day, when her husband turned hostile and threw acid in her face. She never thought of such a situation when she would lose her primary identity, her smiling face, with which she was recognised by friends and well-wishers.
Roobab Ali Sheikh, her husband for the last eight years, and the father of her two children left her alone in excruciating pain he inflicted on her.
On the early hours of November 3, Roobab threw acid on her, because he was angry that his wife had begun earning some money to feed their children, something that he failed or ignored to do
With her husband, an auto driver, refusing to go for regular work, Zakira learned soap making and was selling them in nearby shops to feed her children, a move which brought out the monster inside her husband.
According to her fundraiser page Roobab threw acid on her and her two children while they were sleeping.
Describing her ordeal, Zakira said she was at the same time under excruciating pain and scared for life.
She said her husband had locked the doors of her brother’s house from outside so that even he won’t be able to help her.
Zakira was in pain screaming for more than 10 minutes before she got some help from her brother and others living nearby.
Admitted in a Mumbai hospital Zakira has suffered burns to the point that she has become unrecognisable, lost one eye while the other eye hasn’t opened since the attack and the neck is completely burnt too. To help her breathe, a breathing pipe has been inserted through her neck.
That is not all, to keep her alive Zakira need to be operated in the eyes and neck, which will cost around Rs 25 lakh.
As she is unable to fund her treatment they are seeking help from generous minded people.
Ria Sharma, founder and president of Make love not scars, an NGO working with acid attack victims has set up a crowdfunding page for Zakira where people can make their contribution.
“Zakira is in a critical condition and we need to raise the funds at the earliest. So far we have managed to raise more than Rs 10 lakhs. We have to double the amount by next week. We hope people who sympathise with her will help,” Ria told Indiatimes.
Here is how you can help her.
Source of news : Indiatimes