Nurbanu had divorced her unfaithful and violent spouse after catching him with another woman.
Eight days later, she was cooking at home in Bangladesh when he pulled up on a motorbike and doused her with acid, leaving her blind and disfigured.
The 36-year-old now has to endure living with her former spouse again after his mother forced her to sign an affidavit to have him released from prison following the attack.
Nurbanu’s husband of 18 years went into hiding after mutilating his former wife, but was caught ten months later and jailed for a year.
‘His mother paid for his release on bail,’ said Nurbanu, who is from Satkhira in south west Bangladesh.
‘She made me sign an affidavit to have him released. She used my sons to convince me to marry him again.
‘People would think a husband would take care of a blind wife. But this doesn’t happen,’ Nurbanu said.
She also said her spouse continues to beat and threaten her, adding: ‘This is how my days go by.’
Nurbanu, who is unable to even prepare a meal for herself following her husband’s devastating attack, is one of thousands of women to fall victim to acid violence in Bangladesh in recent years.