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Husband throws acid on his wife and children because she decided to work part-time

By William Martin 11:17 AM November 23, 2017
Zakira Ali Sheikh

An evil husband left his wife in critical condition after throwing acid on her face because she decided to work outside of her home, according to police in India.

Mumbai police said that they have arrested Roobab Ali Sheikh after being accused of injuring 26-year-old Zakira Ali Sheikh and her two children, 5 and 7.

He is facing charges of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm.

According to the police investigation, Roobab and Zakira were married for 8 years and had two children together.

Recently, Zakira decided to produce soap and sell them to shops in order to earn some money and feed her children as Roobab did not work.

Roobab became extremely angry as he did not approve of his wife working outside of the home.

On Friday night, after his wife went to bed, Roobab poured acid on her face.

Some of the acid also hit his two children.

Zakira was rushed to the Masina Hospital, where she is said to be in critical condition.

As a result of the attack, Zakira was left blind in one eye and unable to open the other.

He face was left disfigured and she suffered burns on 80 percent of her body.

Zakira wrote about the attack on a crowdfunding page.

“On Friday night, Roobab went out. Turns out, he had a sinister motive in doing so. My brother lived right next door and Roobab locked my brother’s main door from the outside, making sure my brother would not be able to exit.

“He then returned home. I was sleeping next to our two young daughters when I felt a sudden movement above me. Just as I opened my eyes, a warm liquid poured all over me.

“I jumped to my feet and there stood Roobab, throwing more liquid at me. The first thing that hit me was the smell. This sour, pungent smell that has since not left the essence of my body.

“The next was the sound, an animal like shrill screaming emerged from my mouth. I could barely recognize my voice. I was in pain, searing pain. My whole body was on fire and the pain was so deep, it felt cold.

“My vision began to get blurry and I saw my two girls howling, tears pouring down their eyes as they tried to grab me to calm me down. I screamed at them to get away, if they touched me, the acid would seep into their skin too.

“It did. My children were hurt. I struggled to remain conscious, screaming and screaming, writhing in pain on the floor, begging for water. I tried to reach for water, but Roobab prevented me from doing so.

“I screamed for over 11 minutes before help came. My brother and the whole neighborhood heard me, my brother had to break down doors to reach me.”