Selina is 17 years old and from Matipur in Noakhali distrikt in Southern Bangladesh. Selina testified in a case where a group of young men had attacked her younger sister with acid. The name of her sister is Farhana, and she is 15 years old. A group of young men harrassed her on her way to and from school. On 15th June 2010, they attacked her with acid. The other week it was her elder sister Selina’s turn.
The acid attackers wanted revenge against Selina, and one week ago broke into her house during the early hours and throw acid at her. She was punished by the criminals for testifing.
Selina was admitted to the Noakhali Medical College Hospital after the attack and later to the Acid Survivors' Foundation Hospital in Dhaka as her condition deteriorated.
Selina and Farhana's family has filed a case against six known criminals, who are from the local area. Selina had testified against them before the district court recently, and all the accused obtained bail. After they were released they attacked Selina.
The father of Selina and Farhana died last year. Their mother, Mazeda, was saying to a local newspaper: “There is no justice in this country. My younger daughter did not get justice and now the elder one has become a victim of the same crime. What is the use of our survival? I along with all my daughters will commit suicide by taking poison".
Some of the criminals have been arrested by the local police.