New Acid Attack

Rima Khatun

A woman and her 4 years old niece became sunder acid attack

On the evening of December 19, 2023, at approximately 9:00 PM, Rima Khatun, a 23-year-old woman, tragically became the victim of an acid attack in Durduria, Lalpur, Natore. She was receiving medical treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, while her four-year-old niece, Maimuna Khatun, also sustained minor burns during the incident as she was present with Rima at the time.

Rima had filed for divorce from Mohammad Zia four months prior, citing his drug addiction and incarceration as reasons for the dissolution of their marriage. When Rima informed Zia of her decision to divorce him on that fateful day, he flew into a rage and maliciously threw acid at her. Neighbors responded to Rima’s screams and promptly transported her to Bagha Health Complex, from where she was later referred to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for further treatment.

In response to this horrific act, Rima’s father took legal action by filing a case against the perpetrator at Lalpur Police Station. The Legal Officer of the Acid Survivors Foundation also intervened, initiating communication with the Officer-in-Charge of Lalpur Police Station. Reassuringly, the Officer-in-Charge confirmed that the investigation is progressing smoothly and that the perpetrator has been captured.