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He Threw Acid On His Whole Family And Disappeared




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In the early hours of August 8th, 23-year-old Bhargav woke to the sharpest pain he had ever known. His whole torso, starting from the neck down, felt like it was on fire, and he immediately realized what had happened. His father had finally done it; he had thrown acid on his own son.

“I thought ‘This is it, he’s going to kill me,’ and ran to the bathroom before he could hurt me more. I bolted the door from the inside and tried turning the light on but there was no power. When I turned the tap on, there was no water. I started panicking. That’s when I heard the screams. My family was still in the room. At first I thought they had seen what he did to me, but then I realized they were screams of pain.” - Bhargav, 23


Bhargav and his siblings - Pravinaben (26), Alpaben (19), and Tarun (14) - lived with their parents Chhaganbhai and Hansaben in a tiny one bedroom house in Surat, Gujarat. Theirs wasn’t a happy household. Chhaganbhai was a violent and abusive alcoholic who constantly berated them all, threatening them with violence at every turn.

Six months ago, he started telling us he would throw acid on us all one day. He would say that I didn’t respect him enough, that my mother didn’t serve him properly. He would also make horrible accusations about my sisters’ character. He used to tell us that one day he would teach us a lesson. But he had made similar threats before, always drunk, so we never took him seriously. Now…”

By the time Bhargav realized he wasn't to be the only victim, it was too late

“As soon as Pravinaben started calling for me, I ran outside. The room was dark as well, lit only by the streetlights outside. There was a thick red smoke hanging in the air, and the smell… the smell was horrible. I heard someone crying in one of the corners. It was Pravinaben, and her face was smoking; she had Tarun hidden behind her. My mother was lying on the floor, screaming, with Alpaben clinging to her. I couldn’t find any of our phones so I ran outside, yelling for help. By the time we got to the hospital, my mother was unconscious.”

Brave Pravinaben shielded the youngest sibling, receiving a second splash of acid right on her face

In the crucial hours that followed, doctors were able to control the spread of the burns. But the damage was already done. Hansaben, their mother, suffered the worst, and on September 2nd she succumbed to her injuries. The three older siblings all received extensive burns as well, but Pravinaben suffered the worst because she chose to shield Tarun from her father's rage, receiving a second splash of acid right on her face because of it.


Now, Pravinaben's right eye is gone, and so is most of her ear. She needs urgent surgeries to try and retain as much of her face as possible, before she develops life-threatening infections. But with all the expenses the family has borne so far, they are struggling to afford the surgeries that Pravinaben needs.

While life can never go back to normal for this brave woman, surgeries can help her get back at least some of what was lost. Please contribute as much as you can for this family.
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16th October 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for all your love and support.

I would like to share a good news with all of you. My younger brother Bhargav successfully completed his final year M.B.B.S exam and is now doing his one-year internship in SMIMER hospital Surat.  My younger sister Alpaben also join Nursing Classes (G.N.M) of 3 year Course in Surat.
I am able to do my work on my own now and I have started preparing for competitive exams. And the youngest of all Tarun, he is in 10th standard now. He is attending his online classes.


We are all doing good health-wise. Me and my brother are taking extensive physiotherapy to maintain strength of muscle and to smoothens the contracture. It is going well.

It is all possible because of your help and we can't thank you enough for giving us this second chance at life.


Thank you,
Pravinaben Vala
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for all your love and support.

I would like to share a good news with all of you. My younger brother Bhargav successfully completed his final year M.B.B.S exam and is now doing his one-year internship in SMIMER hospital Surat.  My younger sister Alpaben also join Nursing Classes (G.N.M) of 3 year Course in Surat.
I am able to do my work on my own now and I have started preparing for competitive exams. And the youngest of all Tarun, he is in 10th standard now. He is attending his online classes.


We are all doing good health-wise. Me and my brother are taking extensive physiotherapy to maintain strength of muscle and to smoothens the contracture. It is going well.

It is all possible because of your help and we can't thank you enough for giving us this second chance at life.


Thank you,
Pravinaben Vala
7th August 2020
Message from Pravinaben

Hello Everyone!

We would like to share the update on our health, we are in good health condition because of all of you.

Me and my brother now receiving physiotherapy daily to reduce skin rigidity and to enable hand and neck movement...

Due to current pandemic situation my brother's exam has been postponed to 24th of August. We are constantly in touch with our doctor for next step towards surgery,

Doctor has advised to do anytime soon so we are hoping to do my Mouth opening procedure and for my brother Treatment of keloid after my brother's exams.

We again thank you for your kind words and contribution, we are living our normal life again , currently our day to day expenses are managed by your donation and our medical treatment is possible because of you people.

God bless us all and hope you all are in good State of health 🤗🤗
Thank you
Message from Pravinaben

Hello Everyone!

We would like to share the update on our health, we are in good health condition because of all of you.

Me and my brother now receiving physiotherapy daily to reduce skin rigidity and to enable hand and neck movement...

Due to current pandemic situation my brother's exam has been postponed to 24th of August. We are constantly in touch with our doctor for next step towards surgery,

Doctor has advised to do anytime soon so we are hoping to do my Mouth opening procedure and for my brother Treatment of keloid after my brother's exams.

We again thank you for your kind words and contribution, we are living our normal life again , currently our day to day expenses are managed by your donation and our medical treatment is possible because of you people.

God bless us all and hope you all are in good State of health 🤗🤗
Thank you
20th July 2020
Hello All,

This is Bhargav. I want to share our progress in health with you.

We're all doing well and we hope you're all safe too. During this period Pravinaben is going under good recovery mode of her eye.

Now we are looking for my face keloid treatment after my final MBBS exam which is most likely to happen in August.

We are also planning on getting a prosthetic eye for Pravinaben once the situation gets better in terms of COVID.

We need your blessings 🙏 Please keep us in your prayers. We're immensely grateful to all of you.

Warmly,
Pravinaben and Family



Hello All,

This is Bhargav. I want to share our progress in health with you.

We're all doing well and we hope you're all safe too. During this period Pravinaben is going under good recovery mode of her eye.

Now we are looking for my face keloid treatment after my final MBBS exam which is most likely to happen in August.

We are also planning on getting a prosthetic eye for Pravinaben once the situation gets better in terms of COVID.

We need your blessings 🙏 Please keep us in your prayers. We're immensely grateful to all of you.

Warmly,
Pravinaben and Family



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