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Photos show plight of an acid attack victim in Vietnam

DECCAN CHRONICLE

Published : Jul 13, 2017, 3:06 pm IST
Updated : Aug 13, 2017, 11:42 am IST
Photographer Nguyen Vu Phuoc hopes to bring awareness about this horrible crime. (Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
Photographer Nguyen Vu Phuoc hopes to bring awareness about this horrible crime. (Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
While acid attacks in Vietnam happen often, the punishment is for the crime is too light compared to the consequences for the victims. (Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
While acid attacks in Vietnam happen often, the punishment is for the crime is too light compared to the consequences for the victims. (Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
The woman named Ahe, in Phuoc's photo series suffered from the acid attack when she was young. (Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
The woman named Ahe, in Phuoc's photo series suffered from the acid attack when she was young. (Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
Ahe had acid poured over her face and body by her ex-husband's wife, which also caused her to go blind.(Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
Ahe had acid poured over her face and body by her ex-husband's wife, which also caused her to go blind.(Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
From the day of the attack to her last day on earth, she has suffered mentally, physically and had to live in extreme poverty.(Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
From the day of the attack to her last day on earth, she has suffered mentally, physically and had to live in extreme poverty.(Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
Her life was spent begging for food in the temples and pagodas.(Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
Her life was spent begging for food in the temples and pagodas.(Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
Many victims like Ahe suffer from a lifetime of disability and have feelings of guilt and live isolation. (Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
Many victims like Ahe suffer from a lifetime of disability and have feelings of guilt and live isolation. (Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
Phuoc wants to highlight the many issues the victims go through so they get help.(Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)
Phuoc wants to highlight the many issues the victims go through so they get help.(Photo: Nguyen Vu Phuoc)

Tags: Vietnam, acid attacks, Crime, Nguyen Vu Phuoc, Photo Series