A brave woman has bared all after she was suffered horrific burns when a spurned friend doused her in petrol – and turned her into a human FIREBALL.
Dovile Krivickaite, 25, suffered severe burns to 24 per cent of her body when evil Mohammed Kosar doused her in petrol and torched her with a lighter – because she refused his advances.
Kosar, originally from Somalia, was jailed for 16 years for attempted murder while Dovile has been left permanently disfigured following the attack.
Speaking out about her ordeal, brave Doville said: “There was no way I could stop it. The flames spread quickly and engulfed my whole body.
“I saw the skin on my hands peeling off before my eyes.”
“I remember screaming out and just wishing that I would die just so the pain would end.
“Mohammed might be locked away for now but I’ve been punished too. I will have to live with these horrific injuries for the rest of my life and they are a constant reminder of that day.”
Dovile, whose name means hope in her native Lithuanian, met Kosar soon after she moved to London in 2012, but a year later he made an unwanted move on her and she gently spurned his advances.
Dovile, who had a boyfriend at the time, told Mohammed that she saw him as her friend only.
She said: “When I initially turned him down he laughed it off.
“He seemed to take it well.
“Then he asked me several more times after that. Each time I told him firmly ‘no’.
“I just didn’t fancy him and couldn’t imagine us being together in that way.”
Dovile thought things were alright between the two of them and on October 19, 2013, Mohammed arranged to pick her up from a street in Forest Gate, East London, before heading to a local pub with friends.
Dovile said: “We had barely started driving when the car slowly ground to a halt in a quiet residential area as if it had run out of fuel.
“Mohammed turned to me and said, ‘Let’s go outside and have a word.'”
Picking up the 5 litre can of petrol by his feet, Mohammed refuelled the car and led Dovile down an alleyway – with the can still in his hand.
She added: “Before I had time to think he was emptying the petrol over me and it splattered down the left side of my body.
“‘What are you doing?’ I shouted at him in confusion.
“He didn’t answer. The next thing I heard was the click of a lighter.”
Dovile watched in horror as flames quickly spread across her body, arms and up to her face. As she screamed for her life callous Mohammed walked away without looking back.
In desperation, Dovile threw herself to the floor and frantically rolled around to try and put out the fire.
She said: “At first the heat was like the feeling you get when you stand too close to a BBQ, but rapidly it got much worse and there was no escape.
“I could smell burning flesh as the flames ate through my layers of clothes.
“I was screaming out so hard that my voice went hoarse.”
Paramedics cut through Dovile’s clothes to stop them sticking to her scorched skin before taking her to Newham University Hospital where she was given morphine for the pain.
She was later transferred to a specialist burns unit at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, as doctors battled to save her skin but she has been left with life-changing injuries.
When she arrived at the burns centre Dovile could barely breathe and had to be tube fed oxygen. The attack caused severe burns to her face, neck, arms and the left side of her body.
During her six week stay in hospital Dovile underwent reconstructive surgery – including five skin graft operations where skin was taken from her legs and grafted to her arms, face and hands.
In December 2014 Mohammed was sentenced at the Old Bailey to a minimum of 16 years in prison for the appalling attack after being convicted of attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.
The judge said he had ‘intended to kill’ and police officers branded him ‘dangerous’.
Dovile said: “When he was found guilty I breathed a huge sigh of relief.
“But for what he did life should mean life. I wanted him to be locked away for as long as possible for what he did.
“If I could see him again now all I’d ask is ‘why’?
“‘You’ve scarred me for life and for what?”‘