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Depilex Smileagain Foundation - Acid & Kerosene Burning is a Gender Specific Crime
  • Young girls and women between the ages of 14 to 25 are the common victims of this crime
  • Motives vary but are most frequently obsession, jealousy, suspected infidelity, failure to give dowry, husband wanting to re-marry, sexual non-cooperation, enmity.
  • Acid is the most common corrosive used. Both acid and kerosene are easily available in Pakistan.
  • The face and genitalia are the area’s most generally targeted, those guaranteeing complete disfiguration.
  • Mortality rate is low. However, survival is considered by victims to be a fate worse than death.
  • This crime has long term repercussions. It comprises physical disfiguration and often immobility and psychological complications.
Depilex Smileagain Foundation - Physical Damage Caused By Acid/Kerosene Burns
  • Permanent disfiguration of the area which comes in contact with the acid: mouth, nose, eyes, ears, entire face, neck, torso, genitalia.
  • In some cases loss of sight, hearing, speech and mobility where acid fuses body parts together.
  • Death in some extreme cases.
Depilex Smileagain Foundation - Psychological Damage
  • Social ostracism
  • Acute depression
  • Personality disintegration
  • Victims are stripped of self esteem, self respect
  • Pessimism about any good intention
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