Daughter, mother join blinded Rumana 0
Savagely beaten and blinded UBC masters student Rumana Manzur has finally been joined by her daughter and mother, University of British Columbia officials said Tuesday.
Five-year-old daughter Anusheh Syeed and mother Rahima Manzur arrived in Canada last week, UBC director of public affairs Randy Schmidt revealed to 24 hours.
"She was really looking forward to having her daughter and mother with her," Schmidt said.
Manzur's tale of horror and hope has generated an outpouring of support.
UBC, which is collecting money to support the 33-year-old and her family, has already received more than $72,000 in donations, surpassing its goal of $70,000 to cover health and living expenses as well as costs related to Manzur completing her studies in political science.
Manzur was blinded in a brutal attack when her husband Hasan Sayeed Sumon allegedly tore into her eyes with his fingers and chewed at her nose at her parents' home in Bangladesh. Sumon remains in jail in Bangladesh.
Manzur arrived back in Canada on July 5 with her dad Monzur Hossain.
Doctors had been hoping to restore some of her vision but four surgeries proved fruitless. Manzur will remain blind.
Spellings of Manzur have varied in the press because the name is spelled phonetically from Bengali script.