ACID ATTACK VICTIMS

According to RPWD Act 2016, an acid attack victim means a person disfigured due to violent assaults by throwing of acid or similar corrosive substance.

 

Injuries caused due to acid attack:

 

The skull is partly destroyed / deformed and hair lost.

Ear cartilage is usually partly or totally destroyed; deafness may occur.

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Eyelids may be burned off or deformed, leaving the eyes extremely dry and prone to blindness. Acid directly in the eye also damages sight, sometimes causing blindness in both eyes.

The nose can become shrunken and deformed; the nostrils may close off completely due to destroyed cartilage.

The mouth becomes shrunken and narrow, and it may lose its full range of motion. Sometimes, the lips may be partly or totally destroyed, exposing the teeth. Eating and speaking can become difficult.

Scars can run down from the chin to neck area, shrinking the chin and extremely limiting range of motion in the neck.

Inhalation of acid vapours usually creates respiratory problems, exacerbated restricted airway pathways (the oesophagus and nostrils) in acid attack survivors.

Accesibility & Accomodations. 

  • Non discriminating environment

  • The student may need speech and communication therapy

  • A student may prefer to study at home. 

  • A student may need online support from teachers and peer support. 

  • Counselling Support.