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He Threw Acid On His Whole Family And Disappeared



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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29th November 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the support that you have shown toward us. We are humbled. At this hour of need, you all came forward and have helped us in ways we could have never imagined.

The past three months have been really rough and we have been completely dependent on borrowings from our relatives to lead a life. At this point of time, we often feel lonely and miss our mother dearly. But the love that you have showered toward us has given us hope in life again. As far as our needs are concerned, Pravinaben's nose, lips, and neck have taken a harsh hit due to the acid, we will have to, therefore, consult other hospitals and conduct surgery.



At present, she is unable to open her mouth properly and speak and her eyes need to undergo plastic surgery. Apart from this due to the burn that I have faced, there has been severe skin damage that needs proper medical attention. Since my education bills have also not been paid, I shall use the funds toward the same.

Our livelihood currently is completely dependent on the money that has been borrowed from near and dear ones. Your support in the form of donations is going to really help us through this situation. We could never thank you enough.

Please remember us in your prayers and keep supporting.

Thanks
Bhargav
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the support that you have shown toward us. We are humbled. At this hour of need, you all came forward and have helped us in ways we could have never imagined.

The past three months have been really rough and we have been completely dependent on borrowings from our relatives to lead a life. At this point of time, we often feel lonely and miss our mother dearly. But the love that you have showered toward us has given us hope in life again. As far as our needs are concerned, Pravinaben's nose, lips, and neck have taken a harsh hit due to the acid, we will have to, therefore, consult other hospitals and conduct surgery.



At present, she is unable to open her mouth properly and speak and her eyes need to undergo plastic surgery. Apart from this due to the burn that I have faced, there has been severe skin damage that needs proper medical attention. Since my education bills have also not been paid, I shall use the funds toward the same.

Our livelihood currently is completely dependent on the money that has been borrowed from near and dear ones. Your support in the form of donations is going to really help us through this situation. We could never thank you enough.

Please remember us in your prayers and keep supporting.

Thanks
Bhargav
Rs.9,131,915 raised

Goal: Rs.10,000,000

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Get well soon❤

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May you all find relief from pain soon.

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