"Seventeen year old Neela is one of more than 2,700 victims of acid attacks in Bangladesh over the past 10 years. ‘My husband was angry…because he claimed a dowry but my family couldn’t provide one’, she says. ‘His plan was to sell me in Saudi Arabia - when I refused he threw acid on me and he fled.’" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/photo-essay-acid-attack-survivors-fight-back-6267821.html
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