Woman Who Suffered Acid Attack for Rejecting Marriage Proposal Finds Love, Marries Man She Met in Hospital
An acid attack survivor has tied the knot with the man she met in a hospital while recovering over the last few years.
Pramodini Roul, 28, married Saroj Sahoo, 29, on March 1 in her hometown Jagatsinhpur, Odisha, after first meeting in 2018.
Saroj’s friend was a nurse and would regularly visit the hospital where brave Pramodini was being treated. After they met, the pair quickly fell in love.
Pramodini had suffered horrific burns to her face and head and was left bald with just 20 percent of her eyesight.
But that didn’t stop her from enjoying the best day of her life this month with over 1,000 guests, including other acid attack survivors.
Pramodini, who wore a wig on her wedding day, said, “I feel so blessed to be married to Saroj, it’s an amazing feeling.
“We had so many guests at our wedding to celebrate our special day with us.”
The couple were engaged in 2018 and had plans to marry in April 2020 but the pandemic outbreak last year delayed their plans.
“After visiting the hospital on and off during my recovery in 2018 we fell in love and he gave up his job to help care for me,” Pramodini said.
“A lot of people were surprised that he would want to marry me but we fell in love and our families did come around to the idea.”
Pramodini was just 15 years old when she was doused in acid—something she claims happened due to a rejected marriage proposal.
The attack caused severe burns to her face and blinded her in both eyes.
But after suffering with pain for almost a decade and undergoing five reconstructive surgeries, including one to correct vision in her left eye, she met the love of her life in the hospital.
Pramodini added, “After meeting in hospital we lived together in New Delhi at first before contemplating on getting married in two years.
“The first time I’d seen Saroj was this September when I had undergone the first surgery in left eye but I had fallen for his charms.
“He loves me like the way I am. He always encourages me to live life happily.”
The two now work for rehabilitation of acid attack survivors in Odisha through Chaanv Foundation, an NGO that works for acid attack survivors in the country.
Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.