I am Mohd. Arif Ashraf, Tuba Tabassum’s father.
On 26th September 2012, my daughter Tuba, busy with her preparations for the 10th board exams, was returning home after her tuitions, when four deviants threw acid on her.
The acid which was poured on her body, left her skin severely burnt and deformed her face beyond recognition. All of 15, she has now lost her vision from the left eye. She can’t even talk because of the immense physical pain that she is currently enduring.
The reason for the acid attack – the four accused, wanted to strike a conversation with Tuba but she flatly refused. This triggered their minds to harm my kid in such a grievous manner. The four boys were taken into custody by the Patna Police. They are now trying to get a relief using Juvenile status by presenting fake certificates of being minors, which they are not.
On the day of the attack, I rushed to a local hospital in Siwan to get treatment for my daughter. They referred us to Apollo Patna, where Tuba received treatment for 15 days. From there we came to Delhi on October 11 and since then she is admitted in Safdarjung Hospital. I work as a petition-writer in the local court and Tuba’s mother, Tabassum Perween is an anganwadi teacher. We haven’t been able to resume our duties since the day of the attack.
We have spent all that we could for our daughter’s treatment and now we are left with nothing to continue her treatment. Tuba’s medical records state that she has lost vision in the left eye, has chemical burns on face, neck, left shoulder and arm, back, and has patchy area over left breast, right arm and leg, and thigh. My daughter is in extreme pain and I am not able to put all that here in words.
My family really needs your support both financially and emotionally like you all helped Sonali Mukherjee. It is from there that I gathered all the courage and saw a bright ray of hope for my daughter.
Please help us so that we could continue my daughter’s treatment and fight for justice for her. If you want to help us monetarily or in any other way, send your donations to
Allahabad Bank, Siwan
A/C Number: 50101335011
Mohd. Arif: 9818101303 / 9973555320
Please forward this to as many people as you can and help save my daughter.
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