Tarnia Parvin, 25, suffered severe burns to her face, arms and upper body after she had acid thrown on her by her husband following a trivial, domestic issue. She was rescued by locals who heard her agonized screams and took her to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital where she is being treated. The incident took place at 8pm local time as she was going to prayers.
The woman is one of the 3625 people having been victims of acid attacks in 3270 incidents between 1999 to 2015 in Bangladesh.
Of these, 1847 were female, 901 were male and 877 were children, according to the Acid Survivors Foundation.
Some criminals have used acid to inflict devastating pain on their victims, due to its low cost and horrific impact.
According to Bangladesh National Women Lawyer Association, in 2015 violence for dowry, and stalking had increased and incidents resulted in the killing of 1,847 women and girls while 301 others had committed suicide.