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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Pakistani girl commits suicide 12 years after horrific acid attack

                                 Fakhra before the acid bath...

A Pakistani former dancing girl left fighting for life by a 'horrific' acid attack has committed suicide a decade after being heavily facially disfigured.

Fakhra Younus, 33, leapt to her death from a sixth floor building in Rome 12 years after the acid attack which she said left her looking 'not human'. 

At the time of her attack in May 2000, her ex-husband Bilal Khar was the man accused of entering her mother's house and pouring acid over Younus's face as she slept.
 
The attack, which took place in front of Younus's then five-year-old son, left her unable to breathe and fighting for life.
Her nose was almost completely melted and she has since undergone 39 separate surgical procedures to repair her disfigured face over the past decade.

The horrific attack also burned off her hair, fused her lips, blinded her in one eye, destroyed her left ear and melted her breasts.
After being rushed to hospital she said, 'My face is a prison to me', while her distraught young son said at the time, 'This is not my mother'.

The mother-of-one moved to Italy after the incident to live in Rome and continue her treatment.
But on March 17 she took her own life, after leaving a message saying she was committing suicide over the silence of law on the atrocities and the insensitivity of Pakistani rulers.

Her ex-husband Bilal Khar (pictured above) was arrested in 2002 and charged with attempted murder following the attack, only to be released on bail after five months.
Khar, an ex-parliamentarian and son of a wealthy Pakistani governor, was eventually cleared of the attack, though many believe he could have used his family connections to escape conviction.


Culled from Daily Mail

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

life is so unfair...

Anonymous said...

Oh God!!! So sad. This story just ripped my heart out.

GlamNotchApparels said...

dats sad.

Post utme 2012 said...

All i can say this our life is unfair... May her soul rest in peace. Amen

Anonymous said...

So sad!! Im left to thınk "would God understand????"

Anonymous said...

Linda!!! I officially hate men ..after reading through this n then seeing the pictures of those women battered by their husbands .....you multitask as a woman:cook,clean ,care for children,meet their selfish needs and still put 50% money down like them yet they complain.....I feel so bitter ,I feel so bitter...Boma

Anonymous said...

The same way I am thinking waec will get away with death of Fatai due to their own negligence. Man's inhumanity to man. Women bear the brunt of this inhumanity today and the rich n powerful who perpetrate this inhumanity to women, get away with it. God help us in this world.

Anonymous said...

Okorin!!!!!!! God pls help us ladies o!

Anonymous said...

Lord, I pray, please let me not meet an evil man like this Amen. May she rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

how can one do this to another human being and a woman that was his wife. Na wa o, men can be such beasts!

Frenchie said...

12 years living like that having to face people's stares, disgust, rejection, when you were once so beautiful...wow
May she rest in peace

@poshcateyes said...

OMG!!!! 12 years of Hell,.... See how money, power, influence changes pple's sense of reasoning. How can someone walk the street free after doing this ...mmmmmm no words jst tears.

Nkiru said...

At times d plight of those we call poor or disadvantaged goes unnoticed until something bad happens (most times it ends with death)

nikky said...

Men re devils every where,i mean most men,marriage D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ fear person o,

Anonymous said...

All dis assault from husband τ̲̅ȍ wife ȋ̝̊̅§ becoming too much Fø̲̣̣я̅ most women τ̲̅ȍ handle....God pls help us from wolves i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ men's clothing....

Anonymous said...

wow very sad. If only she knew and fled to Rome after she divorced him not when he had already done damage to her.

juliet igboekwe said...

it is indeed so unfortunate and now its happening in Nigeria gradually where a guy in Abj who raped a minor was bailed for 40k.
God u must judge all this people ohh.

Femillionaire said...

She was so beautiful... May God punish that man for the rest of his life...

Anonymous said...

Vengeance is mine says the Lord. No matter how long it takes God will be the Judge.

Anonymous said...

cleared of the attack abi well time will tell

Anonymous said...

May her soul rest in peace. Whoeva did this, may u be judged by ur GOD, wonder wats going on his or her mind now?. Wicked world!

niyi said...

i'm aman and i think this violence on women is becoming rampant in our society.may God help us.wat a sad story.

Austin said...

So sad. if shi indeed tuk ha lyf, shiz most lykli headed 4 hell minwyl if d husband 2day givs hiz lyk 2 christ, hiz saved. Hw ironic iz dat?

Anonymous said...

All this stories of battered women in marriages are soooo scary.......someone please tell me a happy tale, tell me there's still some good marriages out there...........am bothering on paranoia with this issue of marriage

Anonymous said...

This Ȋ̝̊̅ƨ̣̣̣̇̇̇ a case of if l can't ve u no one else will. Very sadistic! Tufiakwa

ONYEDIKING said...

Hmmmm http://paynize.com/ref.php?page=act/ref&invcod=135

Tiff said...

this is really really sad....poor child....where is the idiotic man sef...God will punish him..amen

Anonymous said...

If God gave instant judgment...many would have died and evil will hide....smh..going by calculations, she was just 21 when he did dat...her five year old son meaning she was 15-16 when this bastard married her..look @ his proud and evil looking face..he achieved what he wanted na; that if he can't have her noone else will, I hope someone does same to him soon..smh...she barely lived life sef...I guess death felt like a better option to her.

Richbenie said...

OMG!!! dis so Sad... left to me i would have taken my life long ago....Cant imagine living with dis for so long

Y.Tee said...

Is it not better to stay single and adopt kids that you can pour all your love on than to get married and suffer pains, abuse or even death????? Now im reconsidering this marriage issue ooo. Cheii, this woman was so beautiful and he just went and destroyed her. I almost cried out when i read the part when the son said "This is not my mother" Goshhhh! hearing that alone is enuf to make any mother go gaga.
All of em bastard men doing this to their wives and other ladies are scaring the shit outta me. Wont i just remain single and happy???? God have mercy.

May God repay this man and all other men causing pains to women deliberately, bountifully according to their handy work.

YINOTINTO said...

THE WRATH OF GOD WILL ONE DAY VISIT THESE HEARTLESS AND WICKED MEN. THEY WILL NOT DIE BUT SUFFER PHYSICALLY, THEY WILL CRAVE FOR DEATH, BUT IT WONT COME.. HABA FATHER SAVE US WOMEN FROM BEASTS LIKE THESE. U DONT EVEN HAVE TO BE MARRIED TO THESE MEN TO BE A VICTIM, D OTHER GIRL THAT GOT AN ACID BATH SOME WEEKS AGO, WAS JUST ON HER OWN. JUST COS SHE REFUSED TO DATE A GUY, D GUY ANGRILLY DECIDED TO SPOIL HER LIFE. THEY ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE. OH LORD I AND MY GENERATION WILL NOT ENCOUNTER DS PPL IN JESUS NAME AMEN.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! My heart bleeds and am physically crying, na this same pakistani pple wey father keep child in a dark room for yrs, maltreating the girl, refuse her to see her mum and would not give her food. If not for God, it would hv been a different story now.

Yimiton said...

Terribly sad story. I can't even begin to blame her for taking her own life.

May her soul rest in peace and may her ex husband....well, I hate swear words.

the white enchantress said...

MEN...... and still counting

Nigerian Careers said...

Life is really unfair,Whoever did this,May they never find peace and all who assisted in the cover up.

Oba Onye said...

Linda, am speechless! How can a human do this to another? Do U understand how hellish life has being for that woman in the last twelve yrs? Gaad! I feel baad.....like cut that guy throat ....to bleed to death

Oba Nna said...

I pray God pardon her for the decision taken. Suicide is condemnable but her life was.....

Anonymous said...

Pakistani laws have never been female-gender friendly. Imagine! When it comes to marriage t is the woman who pays the dowry to the man as though begging him to marry her at all costs.
Take a look at their society and you find so many ills plaguing their womenfolk. I'm not saying it’s not happening in Nigeria/Africa or elsewhere but at least we have groups or NGOS who raise dust to create awareness and crusade the cause of this unjustly gender in our society.
Too bad that all these Asians seem to know is to act as suicide bombers and engage in religious fanaticism and stoning their own innocent ones to death.
I pray that God will visit these evil ones soonest.

Anonymous said...

So sad

SocialDela said...

This is so unfair

Anonymous said...

Omg dis is unfair*sadface* I'm beginin to 8men kmt.

Engr Oge said...

These men who batter their wives have hearts that are far from God Almighty. Women are treasures to be nurtured and cherished and not battered. My heart cracks with these abuses on these vessels we ought to TREASURE as men.

Anonymous said...

inhumanity of man to man....sooo so sad. There is a lot of wickedness out there

Femiluv said...

My heart aches for her, her son and her family. Oh my gosh..

Anonymous said...

This man ought 2 b hangd,nd his dead body fed 2 vultures

Artistiq said...

Dis man ought 2 b hangd,nd his body fed 2 vultures

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