Staff Reporter

‘Only a detailed assessment will help ascertain the extent of damage’

Bangalore: A 26-year-old acid attack victim Hina Fathima from Mysore, who suffered violence at the hands of her husband, was shifted to Victoria Hospital here on Saturday.

It is 10 days since Ms. Fathima was force-fed liquor laced with acid by her husband, Fairoz Ahmed Khan, who also threw acid on her. Ms. Fathima also has cigarette burns in her eyes.

She was being treated at K.R. Hospital in Mysore for the burns and in the last few days doctors there had said that she had made a remarkable recovery. Her relatives decided to shift her to Victoria Hospital as K.R. Hospital did not have an expert to conduct plastic surgery.

But doctors at Victoria Hospital said that Ms. Fathima had 50 per cent burns on her face and body, both superficial and internal.

“Her condition is still critical and only when we make a detailed assessment we will be able to ascertain the extent of damage,” doctors told The Hindu.

“She is in pain but she seems to be recovering,” her mother Adib Khaleda Aliz Jabeen said.

Petition

Ms. Fathima’s mother and cousin, Tasneem, met the Secretary, Karnataka State Women’s Commission, on Friday and submitted a petition seeking financial help for Ms. Fathima’s medical expenses. “They have given us a positive response and have said that the commission would release Rs. 10,000 for her treatment,” Ms. Jabeen added.

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