A Muslim woman and her cousin were seriously burnt following after suffering an acid attack in London as they were celebrating her 21st birthday.
According to details, Resham Khan and her 37-year were celebrating when unknown attacker threw acid on them.
“The pain was excruciating. My cousin struggled to get us away. I saw my clothes burn away in front of me,” Khan recalled the incident on her social media account.
The victims had to take off their clothes due to the pain.
“He (Mukhtar) put his foot down as we were coming onto a dual carriage way but the pain took over and we crashed. We stripped off in the middle of the road, running around screaming and begging for water. We did this for 45 minutes. No ambulance came,” she added.
The two victims were rushed to a medical facility for treatment.
Resham was looking forward to a career as she had just completed her education in Turkey.
A fundraising page has also been created where donations can be submitted for the treatment of the two victims.
According to details, she has suffered major damage to her left eye and has suffered burns on her face body and will require skin graft, the fundraiser also stated.
Mukhtar, on the other hand, is in an induced coma after suffering from severe burns across his head, face and body and also has a damaged eye and a skin graft is required.
A spokesman of London Metropolitan Police said, “Both victims have suffered burn injuries described as life-changing. It is believed the victims were inside a parked car when a man approached and threw a corrosive substance through the open window.”
Resham said that she was devastated by the attack and stated that she was unaware that acid attacks ever took place in the British capital.
She wrote, “I’m devastated. I keep wondering if my life will ever be the same. Acid attacks in the UK are unheard of for me.”
Resham thanked all those who are sending their wishes and support to her. She posted, “It’s warmed my heart seeing so many people come together to support me and my family. Words can’t describe how you have all made me feel during such a low point in my life.”