AN acid attack victim who was doused in petrol and set alight after she “rejected a marriage proposal” has tied the knot with a man she met while recovering in hospital.
Pramodini Roul suffered horrific burns to her face and was left bald with just 20 per cent of her eyesight after being attacked in India when she was just 15-years-old.
Pramodini met her husband while recovering in hospital in India[/caption]
Pramodini was just 15 when she was doused with petrol and set alight[/caption]
Pramodini, now 28, claims the vile assault – which left her blind in both eyes – happened due to a rejected marriage proposal.
But after suffering with pain for almost a decade and undergoing five reconstructive surgeries – including one to correct vision in her left eye – she met the love of her life in hospital and says she “feels blessed”.
Pramodini married Saroj Sahoo, 29, on March 1 in her hometown Jagatsinhpur, Odisha, after first meeting in 2018.
Saroj’s friend was a nurse and would regularly visit the hospital where brave Pramodini was being treated, and the pair quickly fell in love.
The couple were engaged in 2018 and had plans to marry in April 2020 – but the pandemic outbreak last year delayed their plans.
Pramodini, now 28, married Saroj Sahoo, 29, on March 1[/caption]
More than 1,000 people attended the couple’s wedding in Jagatsinhpur, Odisha[/caption]
Pramodini said: “After visiting the hospital on and off during my recovery in 2018 we fell in love and he gave up his job to help care for me.
“After meeting in hospital we lived together in New Delhi at first before contemplating on getting married in two years.
“A lot of people were surprised that he would want to marry me but we fell in love and our families did come around to the idea.”
Pramodini says her injuries didn’t stop her from enjoying her wedding earlier this week with more than 1,000 guests – including other acid attack survivors
Pramodini, who wore a wig on her wedding day, said: “I feel so blessed to be married to Saroj, it’s an amazing feeling.
“We had so many guests at our wedding to celebrate our special day with us.”
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The couple now work for rehabilitation of acid attack survivors in Odisha through Chaanv Foundation, an NGO that works for acid attack survivors in the country.
“The first time I’d seen Saroj was this September when I had undergone the first surgery in left eye but I had fallen for his charms,” Pramodini added.
“He loves me like the way I am. He always encourages me to live life happily.”
Pramodini claims the attack happened over a rejected marriage proposal[/caption]
Pramodini wore a wig on her wedding day[/caption]
Acid attack survivor Pramodini suffered horror burns aged just 15[/caption]