The victims are attacked for many reasons. In some cases, the attack takes place because a young girl or woman has spurned the sexual advances of a male or has rejected a proposal of marriage. Recently, however, there have been acid attacks on children, older women and sometimes also men. These attacks are often the result of family or land disputes, dowry demands or a desire for revenge.
Who are the victims?
The victims of acid attack are Women (47%), Men (26%) & Children (27%). Sometimes domestic animals or birds are also victimized. Also, the problem of husbands and in-laws disfiguring women while attempting to secure higher dowry payments is well documented.