Rangoli Ranaut, an acid survivor and sister of popular Bollywood actress, Kangana Ranaut, shares a touching story.
The guy whose proposal I refused threw one liter acid on my face, I had to go through 54 surgeries strangely and simultaneously my little sister was physically assaulted and almost beaten to death for what?”
“Lot of people feeling sorry about the fact that I lost my beauty, honestly when your organs melt before your eyes, beauty is the last thing you care about, even after 54 surgeries over a span of 5 years doctors couldn’t reconstruct my ear.
I had lost one eye had a retina transplant, doctors took skin patches from all over my body and grafted my one breast which was severely damaged, during breast feeding Prithu I felt many complications,”
“Even now I can’t stretch my neck sometime itching in grafted skin is so bad that I wish I was dead… shockingly acid victims numbers are very high in India, the culprit was out on bail within few weeks, it was too painful to see him roam around freely.
I stopped following the case, why not death sentence for these people? Beauty was the last thing I cared about I was university topper but best years of my youth went in operation theatres, even though I had 90 percent burn still no reservation for acid survivors.
Why ?? These are some of the questions we need to ask ourselves and our system.”
“I don’t know what to say honestly I had given up on my life, my now husband but back then just a normal friend washed my wounds & waited outside operation theaters fr years very supportive sister & parents collectively breathed life in to me.. can’t take credit fr what my life is today.
I don’t know initially I wanted to know everything but my sister helped me disassociate from all this, it was harming my recovery process and now my husband and my son are my priority not going after a culprit.”