Student Burned In Suspected Acid Attack Criticizes Police For Not Taking Investigation Seriously
Nafiah Ikram, a Muslim woman is looking for answers from the Nassau County Police Department after her case remains unsolved a year later.
March 22, 2022 at 12:49 am
A Hofstra University student severely burned in an acid attack last year has described the pain she still endures and questions why Long Island police aren’t taking the investigation seriously.
NBC 4 News reports that Nafiah Ikram was walking into her Elmont home in March when a person ran up to her and threw liquid that turned out to be acid in her face. Ikram is a Muslim woman.
In a statement released by the New York Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), she stated that at the time of her attack, she suffered severe injuries to her face, eyes, neck, and hands.
“Ikram was rushed to the hospital,” the statement reads. “She suffered severe burns to her face, eyes, neck, and hands and spent 15 days in the hospital.”
The 22-year-old Muslim woman has undergone multiple surgeries over the past year. She said Thursday her recovery had been difficult, and she has lost vision in her right eye.
“It’s been very physically painful, mentally exhausting. I was having nightmares up until this morning,” Nafiah Ikram said at a news conference Thursday. “It’s been very tiring.”