By MAMAMIA TEAM
Dana Vulin was a 25-year-old woman with everything to live for.
In her sister Svetlana’s words, Dana was a “loving, loyal, fun” person. She was “always really generous with her time, effort, money, everything.”
But in February 2012, Dana’s world changed forever.
Dana started receiving abusive phone calls from a woman named Natalia Dimitrovska. Natalia had recently separated from her husband and suspected Dana of sleeping with him – a claim Dana denies.
Dana says she did met Natalia Dimitrovska’s husband Edin at a New Year’s Eve party in 2011. But she says they only spoke for about half an hour and that “he didn’t hit on me, he wasn’t sleazy”.
But that didn’t stop Edin’s wife Natalia from wanting to get revenge.
On the 16th of February, after harassing her for almost a month, Natalia – the drug-affected mother-of-one – and a male friend forced their way into Dana’s apartment. Natalia approached Dana and demanded to know where her husband was. But Dana couldn’t answer.
After she asked Natalia leave her house, Natalia responded by grabbing a bottle of methylated spirits and threatening to set Dana on fire.
And it was then that Dana was transformed into “human fireball”.
“She twisted the lid off and doused me in methylated spirits,” Dana says. “I was engulfed in flames.”
For the first time since she suffered this vicious attack, Dana has spoken out and shared her side of the story, in a segment on Channel 7’s Sunday Night that aired last night.
“The the moment I was on fire, they laughed … They watched me burn, laughed and ran out of my apartment.”
“The pain was unbelievable.”
She tried throwing water over herself but she continued to burn. “Every drop felt like it was acid burning into my skin… Everything was hurting so much.”
After Natalia Dimitrovska and her accomplice had fled, Dana continued to burn and was rushed to hospital after a neighbour heard her screams.
Dana had suffered burns to 64 per cent of her body and was immediately placed in an induced coma.
After Dana awoke 10 days later, her family showed her images of her body, burned beyond recognition.
“I was shattered. My soul was broken. I could feel it pouring out, everything,” Dana says