Shabbo Shaikh's father threw acid on Shabho and her mother when she was merely 2 years old. While her father was arrested by the Matunga police and convicted for his crime, she had no-one to care for her through her medical injuries. In addition to this pain, she recently had a tough time with crowdfunding portal Ketto that used her story to raise money and then kept more than 50 per cent of the funds
A 25-year-old woman flung acid on the face of her former boyfriend for avoiding her at suburban Goregaon. The 26-year-old man sustained serious injuries to his face and neck in the attack and had to be hospitalised
A Malad family was attacked with acid in the middle of the night after the family's main breadwinner got into an argument with his employer. While his wife, brother and son suffered major injuries, 32-year-old Chandan Singh died in the attack
A journalist and his family were victims of an acid attack by local political activists. The attack was seen as another such assault on the media in Maharashtra
A Malwani man threw acid on his wife's face for losing weight. He suspected that she was cheating. While the 26-year old saleswoman battled for her life, their two daughters also suffered injuries in the attack.
A 17-year-old girl saved her face from an acid attack but sustained injuries on her right shoulder and chest in the Borsa Pada area of Kandivli. The survivor, a gajra seller, was out looking for customers at 8.30 am when an unidentified bike-borne man stopped near her and threw a balloon filled with acid at her.
A man from Nalasopara was thrown acid at by a woman after he opposed her attempt to fill water out of turn at a public hand pump. In addition to attacking him, the woman tore her own clothes in an attempt to file a molestation case against the victim
A woman died at the National Burns Centre in Airoli after acid was thrown on her marriage day by her sister-in-law. The attacker did not want the woman to become part of the family and hence decided to throw acid on her.
A man flung acid on a 24-year-old woman in Dahisar east to teach her a lesson for 'staring' at him. The man and the woman stay in the same neighbourhood. He was later arrested
A 13-year-old girl from Charkop felt a burning sensation on her face after three boys from her society applied colour on her face and poured liquid on her head during Holi celebrations. It was later believed that the mixture had acidic content
A 22-year-old man, was arrested by the Gorai police for trying to force his ex-girlfriend into drinking acid after she refused to marry him. He had been stalking her for three months before committing the crime. The girl sustained 10-15 per cent burns on her mouth and face
A 39-year-old man threw acid on his wife in Vasai (West), because he suspected her of having an affair. The woman sustained serious injuries to her face, hand and stomach, receiving 20 per cent burns.
Lalita Benbansi, 25, suffered nearly 80 per cent burns after her 15-year-old cousin threw acid on her after a petty argument. The Asangaon resident's father supported the entire family on a salary of Rs 3,000, and the family could not afford to pay for treatment. Thankfully she received free treatment from the Bombay hospital and is now happily married.
A 24-year-old youth was attacked with acid by an unidentified man in his own Mulund residence, while he was sleeping. Police booked the unidentified accused under Section 326 of the IPC
An unidentified man threw acid on a father and his two young daughters at the crowded Bandra station. The incident took place around 8.15 am shortly after the man in his 50s stepped off the Garib Rath train arriving from New Delhi with his two daughters.
A man flung acid on Preeti Rathi soon after she alighted at Bandra railway station. Preeti suffered severe damage to her lungs and succumbed to injuries. Her attacker was soon awarded the death penalty by the courts.
Unhappy with his relationship going sour, a 22-year old man poured acid down his girlfriend's mouth at the Gorai beach. The 17-year-old victim was a student and a resident of Borivli East.
A 25-year-old orchestra bar singer has sustained 25 per cent burn injuries to her face after she became a victim of an acid attack in Kherwadi. Two unidentified men on a motorbike followed her rickshaw, threw acid on her face and then fled the spot.
These 18 heinous acid attacks have changed the victims' lives forever and also scarred Mumbai