Neetu: Acid Attacked by her father, lost her both eyes.
July 27, 2016
Neetu is a girl from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, who, as a three-year-old, suffered an acid attack along with another months old infant who died, when her father threw acid on her mother and the sleeping children. That was back in 1992. Neetu has lived with very little vision and grown up with a completely disfigured face for over 21 years.
Her mother, too, suffers scars on face and eyes and vision loss. Their story reflects the tragedy that a society becomes in the absence of compassion for the weak and the suffering. It reflects how women lack support from their own families when they are abused in a domestic set-up. While one of her daughters died and the other barely survives, the mother and Neetu continue to live with the same man, without having received any medical or legal help form any one.
When Stop Acid Attacks met them in Agra, we realised Neetu's eyes needed an immediate medical examination to check possibilities of vision. We invited them to Delhi and they managed to c