A wife is only able to cry after she was left blind and unable to eat or
speak when her own husband threw acid over her face in a horrific
attack. Read below and see more photos…
Atsede Nigussiem, 26, had been at home when she opened the door to estranged partner Haimanot Kahsai, 29.
Without warning he allegedly poured a corrosive substance all over
Atsede’s face leaving her in agony as her five-year-old son Hannibal
Kahsai slept inside.
Atsede ran screaming into the street for help from neighbours, while Haimanot fled.
Two months later Atsede is still in pain, her mouth has been melted
together so she cannot talk, she is blind in her left eye and at severe
risk of losing the sight in her right eye.
She eats and drinks with a straw and spends all day “crying non stop” – one of the few things she can still do.
Atsede is today receiving treatment from burns specialists in Bangkok, Thailand.
Communicating in writing, she said: “I don’t know why my husband did
this. I was at my parents house late at night. I just opened the door
and it happened. I’m heartbroken and in pain.”
Atsede, from in Tigrai, Ethiopia, said she had been married for five
years to her husband before he moved to neighbouring Yemen for work
February and lost contact.