BAHAWALPUR: A man attacked a woman with acid over an old enmity in Khanpur on Sunday. Kainat Bibi, a resident of Vehari, told the police that she went to meet her relatives in Khanpur when suspect Javed Gujjar and his two companions barged into the house and threw acid on her. As a result, she suffered burn injuries on her face and other body parts.
The victim was rushed to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Khanpur where she was under treatment. However, the police had registered a case and started investigation.
Earlier on June 16, a woman threw acid on a man for declining her marriage proposal in Multan. Shamim, resident of Moza Gharyal in Multan district’s Makhdoom Rasheed area, threw acid on Sadaqat, 24, after he refused to marry her.
In another incident, two men riding a motorcycle threw acid on a group of women, including a five-year-old girl, apparently in the wake of a dispute over the minor girl’s custody.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 28th, 2016.