In the Dominican Republic, there is a product popularly known as Devil's acid", which is a substance containing products intended to unclog toilets and domestic plumbing, which is generated by the combination of chemicals, which are mixed with sugar or honey, with the aim of causing further harm to victims.
The so-called "devil's acid" is used mostly in the slums of the country as criminal weapon against those who are considered enemies of the victim, usually by passionate fighting, debts of money and revenge.
According to official data, 14% of patients treated in the Burn Unit Eduardo Aybar Hospital, (specialized center in the Dominican capital) are victims of acid from the Devil.
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