80-year-old man hires people to throw acid at teenage lover after she broke up with himBy Mason White 5:43 PM November 25, 2014
|Vikki Horsman before and after photos|
By: Feng Qian
A woman of the United Kingdom, suffered horrific burns after breaking up with her 80-year-old lover.
The jealous man hired thugs to throw acid over his 19-year-old former girlfriend after he became jealous of her growing independence, a court has heard.
Mohammed Rafiq persuaded two men to pour the liquid over his young lover in an attempt to control her, a jury was told.
Vikki Horsman suffered burns to her face, neck and chest after being doused with acid during the horrific attack. The incident unfolded while she was at the home of a male friend.
The friend reportedly also suffered burns after he escorted the teen to the door where she was suddenly assaulted.
Rafiq of Smethwick, West Midlands, who is 60 years her senior, was described by prosecutor Anthony Warner as “controlling.”
He said that after beginning a sexual relationship,
Horsman converted to Islam and changed her name to Aleena Rafiq, to accommodate the elderly man.
Warner also said that Horsman had lost her mother and father and “came to rely” on Rafiq.
Rafiq became upset with her increasing independence and was “obsessed” with her movements, even going through her personal possessions.
Horsman had enough of his insecurities. She left the 80-year-old man and changed her name. That is when Rafiq sought revenge.