Widow, daughter attacked with acid in Kurram

Published: July 6, 2017
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The suspects are facing trials over all the attacks, but were released on bail in April. PHOTO: File

The suspects are facing trials over all the attacks, but were released on bail in April. PHOTO: File

KURRAM AGENCY: A woman, as well as her three-year-old daughter, suffered ‘life-threatening’ injuries after her brother-in-law threw acid on them in a village in Central Kurram.

The victim has been identified as Nadia Gul, a widow living with her in-laws in the remote Daya village.

The woman and her daughter had been shifted out of the agency in a critical condition, according to an eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Victim’s brother, Karim Gul, told The Express Tribune, “My sister was intoxicated first, and later in the night her brother-in-law threw corrosive liquid on her that also injured her three-year-old daughter.”

Gul said that the in-laws of her sister were so influential that the political administration had refused to register a criminal case them. “I, too, have received murder threats, and warned against registering a case against them,” he said.

Gul requested the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa governor and Peshawar corps commander to help him get justice.

The political administration, confirming the incident, said an investigation had been launched.

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Meanwhile, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women (KPCSW) took notice of another incident in Nowshera where a woman was burnt by her in-laws in Pabbi.

The KPCSW chairperson said an FIR of the incident was registered a week ago and appealed to the authorities concerned to take swift action over the incident.

 

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  • Ayesha M
    Jul 6, 2017 - 10:29AM

    He wanted incest and his family also supported but the brave lady opposed and paid the priceRecommend

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