Acid-attack survivors: heroes not victims
Two years after she survived a rape attack and fought against her abusers, Priya - the Indian superhero - is back. This time the comic book heroine is fighting acid attackers. The second book - Priya's Mirror - will be is being launched in Mumbai at Comic Con India. Globally, as many as 1,500 acid attacks are recorded every year, with more than 1,000 cases estimated to occur in India alone. Ram Devineni - the comic's co-founder - explains why the issue of acid attacks was chosen.
(Photo: Sonia Choudhary and the comic book character based on her; Credit: Dan Goldman)