Domestic feud: Man throws acid on wife in Sheikhupura

Published: April 4, 2012

The attack acid mostly damaged the lower part of Sumaira's body. Punjab Chief Minister takes notice of incident.

SHEIKHUPURA: A domestic feud took an ugly turn when a man flung acid on his wife on Wednesday in the Ghang Road area of Sheikhupura.

A sub-engineer by profession, Muhammad Afzal, who was married to Sumaira, fled the scene after flinging acid on her, damaging the lower part of her body.

Sumaira’s sister, when contacted by Express News, said that the couple had been fighting for the past three days and that Afzal had locked Sumaira in the house.

The victim was moved to a nearby hospital for treatment, where doctors say that her condition is critical.

Hearing the news, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident and called for the immediate arrest of Afzal.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • M Ali Khan
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:35PM

    So domestic abuse, treating her like a chained slave, and then throwing acid on her.

    Viva Desi Mardangi!!!

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  • Maryam
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:50PM

    Where is Javed Chaudhry of Daily Express to read this. Can tribune forward this new item to him!

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  • Owais
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:35PM

    when can i throw acid on him? i demand all women of pakistan be armed with acid in retaliation

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  • zehra
    Apr 4, 2012 - 3:23PM

    and oh god he is educated!! wonder what is gonig on in punjab? seems going back literally to dark ages!

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  • Raza
    Apr 4, 2012 - 4:44PM

    We need a harsh punishment for acid attacks. The maximum. Recommend

  • Hadi Ansari
    Apr 4, 2012 - 11:27PM

    Free sale of acid must be stopped and any body harming other should have most expeditious trial and conviction.

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  • @plarkin
    Apr 5, 2012 - 7:38AM

    Why is acid not a controlled substance? It should be impossible to get without a valid reason.

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