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Acid Attack Survivor Finds Love, Gets Engaged on Valentine’s Day

Rani had lost her eyesight. She thought she would only get married once she regains her eyesight.

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After suffering burns up to 80 percent on her body, spending five years in coma and living without eyesight for nine years, it was Pramodini aka Rani's courage that has brought her here at this point in her life.

Pramodini got engaged on Valentine's Day (14 February). His fiancé, Saroj Sahu has been helping her for many years. Their friendship has now evolved into love.

Pramodini’s loved ones call her ‘Rani’. A man attacked her with acid when she was 16 years old. Rani says that she and Saroj met in 2014, while she was in the hospital.

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Saroj has helped me both, emotionally and financially. Our friendship gradually became stronger. He proposed to me on 14 February 2016. I said no, because I did not want to get married.
Rani, Acid Attack Survivor

Rani had lost her eyesight. She thought she would only get married once she regains her eyesight.

I could not see as I had lost my vision. So I decided that I will not get married until my vision is restored. I did not want to be a burden on anyone by getting married. But now, I consider myself beautiful. It’s the heart that matters.
Rani, Acid Attack Survivor
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Rani got her eye operation done in July 2017, after which she regained her eyesight. Only then did she made a decision to get engaged.

She was attacked in 2009.

Back then, I was 16 and was in class 12. There was a para-military camp near my college in which a 28-year-old jawan used to live. He loved me and forced me to be with him. I was really young and my family turned him down. When all efforts failed, he hurled acid at me in April 2009
I love her with all my heart. She’s very kind-hearted
Saroj Sahu, Rani’s Fiancée

Rani’s fiancé, Saroj says that he really loves Rani because she has a good heart.

Their engagement was a big event and was attended by many of Rani’s friends.

(This story was first published in Quint Hindi)

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