Woman horrifically injured in London acid attack on 21st birthday

It was Resham Khan's 21st birthday when she and her cousin were the victims of an acid attack.
It was Resham Khan's 21st birthday when she and her cousin were the victims of an acid attack. Photo credit: gofundme

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Two cousins are suffering from what police call "life-changing injuries" after an acid attack in east London last week.

Resham Khan suffered serious burns across her face and body, as well as eye damage, in the attack on her 21st birthday.

Her cousin Jameel Muhktar has to be put into an induced coma, and also suffered first degree burns across his head, face and body. Both have undergone skin grafts.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Ms Khan, and it says that the pair have both had to put their lives on hold.

"It wasn't right that she or Jameel were attacked in such a vicious way," the page's organiser, one of Ms Khan's friend, wrote.

"And although we have faith justice will be served once the criminal is caught, the scars Resham and Jameel will carry will last a lifetime."

The pair had been sitting in a car stopped in traffic when Ms Khan says a man approached them and threw a liquid through the car's open window.

After the attack they tried to drive away, but crashed while the acid burned through their eyes.

The page has so far raised NZD$31,000, which will be put towards medical costs, therapy sessions and accommodation costs.

Ms Khan feels as though she may not be accepted, and that her future has been compromised.
Ms Khan feels as though she may not be accepted, and that her future has been compromised. Photo credit: gofundme

"Resham and Jameel feel as though she won't be accepted in 'the world we live in', and that all their future plans and goals are now unachievable," the page reads.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told the Huffington Post that the burns are "described as life-changing".

There have been no arrests yet and a police inquiry is on-going.

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