Medical student blinded by acid burn in front of her New York home; Two years later, attacker is still on the run

Two years after the young Nafiah Ikram was burned in an attack with acid thrown at her face and other parts of her body in front of her home in Elmont (Long Island), still no one has been arrested in the case.

On the second anniversary of the crime that occurred on March 17, 2021, the authorities have yet to identify the suspect and are once again appealing to the community to locate him. Last month the police Nassau County raised to $50,000 dollars the reward for information about the attackstressed >.

According to police, the then 21-year-old medical student was walking toward the entrance of her residence when a man came up behind him with a cup. He then threw the contents into his face and then left in a red 2013-2015 Nissan Altima east on Arlington Avenue. The attacker has been described as approximately 6’2″ tall, with a slight build.

After the attack, the young woman has gone through numerous treatments due to the severity of the injuries inflicted on her and she was blinded in one eye. But at the same time He has continued his studies at Hofstra University and has been a courageous model of perseverance and grace.

According to her family, the young woman of Pakistani origin suffered a “planned attack.” “No, it is not a random attack, it is a planned attack,” said his father Sheikh Ikram (50) in 2021 to the New York Post.

Still, the muslim family she doesn’t believe Nafiah was the target of a hate crime, but she also has no idea why anyone would want to hurt her, let alone in such a cruel way.

A GoFundMe page was created on behalf of the victim raised over half a million dollars.

No arrests have been made or suspects identified. Anyone with information should call to 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page or by text to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.

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