New Acid Attack


On the darkest night of January 26, 2024, a one-and-a-half-year-old Jannati descended into even deeper darkest shadows. She, along with her father Riyaz (38) and mother Khadiza (20), was in sleep at their home in Borishal when suddenly, assailants hurled acid through their window, engulfing them in searing pain. The harrowing screams of the family drew the attention of neighbors, who rushed to their aid and transported them to Borishal Sher-e Bangla Medical College and Hospital for urgent care.

Riyaz revealed that they had been embroiled in a land dispute with a relative prior to the attack. Determined to seek justice, they are now preparing to file a case against the perpetrators. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident while efforts to apprehend the fugitive culprits are underway.

In a glimmer of hope amidst the darkness, a representative from the ASF visited the survivors at the hospital, extending an advice to receive advanced treatment from Dhaka and remain connected with ASF for any support.