Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

Acid attack victim: Envy of my fair skin made lifelong friend don Muslim disguise to assault me

Tags: acid konye skin

A woman who was left devastated by an Acid attack share her life threatening experience, she said the attack was carried out by one of her closest friends.

According to Naomi Oni, now 25, she  suffered severe burns and was nearly blinded when Mary Konye, disguised in a Muslim niqab veil, splash acid over her in Dagenham, east London, in December 2012.

In a BBC3 documentary, Oni explained she was "betrayed" by Konye and believes the attack was prompted by jealousy over her appearance.

A programme indicate how Konye  sent Oni sympathetic messages shortly after the attack, while the police were still searching for the perpetrator.

"I thought she was my friend and I couldn't understand why she did what she did," Oni said.

Oni said she remembered seeing a figure dressed in black moments before she was attacked.

"There was a very cold stare and I remember thinking, 'Whoah, OK, just cross the road and go to your house'. Before I knew it I felt a huge splash and I immediately screamed."

She ran down her road and banged on the door of her home, which was opened by her mother.

Oni was left needing Skin grafts, suffered permanent scars to her leg, chest, stomach and arms and was almost blinded in one eye.
Konye, who had known Oni since secondary school, was jailed for 12 years in 2014.

Speaking to BBC , Oni explains she believes she was attacked for having a fairer complexion than Konye — which can be regarded as more beautiful in some African and Asian cultures.

"I don't think it's true but that was probably a big thing for her," Oni said.

It was gathered that UK has one of the highest rates of acid attacks in the world, police revealed earlier this month, with more than 800 reported attacks a year.

This post first appeared on, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

Acid attack victim: Envy of my fair skin made lifelong friend don Muslim disguise to assault me


Subscribe to

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription