Reshma is an eighteen year old Mumbai girl. Pretty and cheerful like all girls her age, she was a student of a local municipality school in India’s ‘maximum city’. She was hopeful of finishing school soon and getting a good job. But, that was not to be.
Reshma was attacked with acid on 19 May 2014 allegedly by her brother-in-law, when she had gone to the northern Indian town of Allahabad (where her sister stays with her in-laws) to appear for an examination. She was walking with her sister, when she was waylaid by her brother-in-law and his friends and relatives. They later poured concentrated sulphuric acid on her, causing severe burns to her face.
Reshma has lost her left eye and her right eye is partially closed and infected. Her face has been severely disfigured and scarred and she needs cosmetic surgery to correct the disfigurement partially and to remove the contractures around her mouth.
Till now, Reshma has undergone treatment in Mumbai and other locations