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Since when did we become a careless society? Meet acid attack survivor who ties rakhis to passers-by in Delhi's Connaught Place
It is never unusual to spot a beggar at Delhi's busy traffic signals, and central Delhi's Connaught Place offers no exception.

Located in the heart of Delhi, Connaught Place is buzzing with activity all throughout the day as it offers as a hub to various cafes, restaurants and shopping arcades.

As soon as your car halts at a traffic signal in CP (that's what we Delhiites call Connaught Place) many small children surround your car and offer pens, fidget spinners and even flowers for sale.

However, there is one woman who is found at CP's Block B, who shows little interest in begging and accepts whatever she is offered.

Meet 30-year-old widow Ritu, who at the age of 19 was disfigured by a man who poured acid on her face as she refused his sexual advances.

She is almost visually and physically impaired. The acid attack has affected the vision of her right eye. Moreover, the attack also caused severe injuries on her neck, face and chest.

However, Ritu Roy's life was once full of life. She was happily married with a husband and two daughters. But now, to make ends meet, most of her time is spent along with her sister amidst a pile of rakhis spread on the floor, which she shall now tie to complete strangers for paltry sums of money, with Raksha Bandhan approaching. Her two children sell beaded bracelets to earn their daily bread.

Ritu is now a common face among CP's shopkeepers and daily visitors.

Undoubtedly, Ritu's past is dark; however, her future isn't any brighter, as most of her time is spent in tying rakhis to people with her disfigured hands which were decimated in the acid attack, which melted her skin and bones.

A doctor did help her with the initial treatment, but later, asked her driver to abandon her at Bangla Sahib Gurudwara (a stone's throw away from CP). The doctor never showed up again, and since then, Ritu has been struggling against this hapless society.

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