A 26 year old wife is left heartbroken after her ex husband poured acid on her face leaving her disfigured, unable to eat or speak with one blind eye.

The mother of one, Atsede Nigussiem, had been at home when she opened the door to her 29 year old estranged husband Haimanot Kahsai and without warning he allegedly poured acid all over the victim’s face while her five-year-old son Hannibal Kahsai slept inside.

Atsede ran screaming into the street for help from neighbours, while her husband Haimanot ran Away.

Atsede is currently receiving treatment from burns specialist in Bangkok, Thailand.

Communicating in writing, she said: “I don’t know why my husband did this. I was at my parents house late at night. I just opened the door and it happened. I’m heartbroken and in pain.”

Atsede who is from Tigrai in Ethiopia, said she had been married to her husband for Five years before he moved to neighbouring Yemen for work February and lost contact.

He then returned unexpectedly and launched the unprovoked acid attack after turning up unannounced at 11pm on July 15.


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