Fakhra Younus

 

 

Age: 33

 

Summary: Pakistani dancer who had endured more than three dozen surgeries over more than a decade to repair her severely damaged face and body when she allegedly became a prominent victim of a 2000 acid attack by her former husband, ex-lawmaker Bilal Khar and whose story highlights the horrible mistreatment many women face in Pakistan's conservative, male-dominated culture as a reminder that the country's rich and powerful often appear to operate with impunity.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-defenestration

 

Born: circa 1978

 

Died: March 17, 2012

 

Location: Rome, Italy