Tuesday 17 October 2017

Student acid attack victim shares beautiful picture after her recovery

Resham's injuries left her scared to leave the house - but now she's proudly shared pictures of her face after her recovery Photo: ReshKay_/Twitter
Resham's injuries left her scared to leave the house - but now she's proudly shared pictures of her face after her recovery Photo: ReshKay_/Twitter

Helena Horton

Resham Khan didn't know what her face would look like in the future after she was attacked with acid by a stranger while out celebrating her 21st birthday

Her injuries left her scared to go outside and she feared her scars would show for life.

However, the brave 21-year-old student has been documenting her recovery on social media and her blog and has posted a picture of her face after months of a gruelling and painful recovery.

Dressed in her new clothes for Eid, there is no sign of the facial injuries which were there in the photograph of her face shortly after the attack.

In June, she said she was "devastated" about the attack that meant she would "probably never look the same".

And in July, she wrote on her blog that she was scared to walk to her local shop.

Ms Khan wrote: "Today I was too petrified to walk to my local shop. Too scared to face the world. Too scared of the looks I might get. To scared to tackle the question “how are you”. Just too scared. That’s all I’ve been. Terrified and reluctant. My life on pause, frozen with fear."

However, it appears she is now going out with her friends again. She tweeted: "When you're raring to go on a night out but the taxi man has smooth radio on. Kills my vibe everytime".

John Tomlin, 25, has been charged with the grievous bodily harm with intent of Resham Khan her cousin Jameel Muhktar, 37, who was severely injured after the attack.

He is suspected of throwing acid into their car as they stopped at traffic lights in Beckton.

The two victims tried to drive off, before their car crashed into a fence.

Ms Khan described how her clothes burned away as she and her cousin ran, shouting for help, before they were driven to hospital.

Mr Muhktar was put into an induced coma while Miss Khan was given a skin graft.

Mr Muhktar is awake and recovering now, but is still seriously injured.

A provisional date for Mr Tomlin’s trial has been set for November 27. He will next appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on September 19.

Telegraph.co.uk

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