India's acid victims hope for new life after court orders free treatment

April 13, 2015 2:52 PM

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NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rupa Saa was just 15 when her stepmother poured acid over her face as she slept, burning her skin and melting her cheeks, nose, mouth and chin.

Like many of India's acid victims, she was shunned due to her disfigurement and struggled to pay for the multiple reconstructive surgeries she needed - leaving her despondent and with little will to live.

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