MULTAN: A 28-year-old woman suffered burns when her husband and his accomplice allegedly threw acid on her in Chishtiyan, Bahawalnagar district, on Friday.
The woman named Farzana Parveen, 28, who is a resident of Fort Abbas, told police that she tied the knot with Mahboob Alam four years ago. “My husband used to beat me for not producing any child in four years.”
She added that on Friday her husband, along with his friend Muhammad Akmal, entered her house and threw acid on her. Parveen’s sister Sidra, who was present when the incident took place, said Parveen sustained burns on both her arms, chest and some parts of her face. “The incident occurred when I went to see my sister at her house,” she said.
She added that she tried to help her sister, the husband pushed her aside and poured the bottle of acid on her sister. Police said that a case has been registered at City police station and investigations were underway. However, no arrests have been made as yet.
Acid attacks are a menace in Pakistan, particularly Punjab as many people, mostly women, have fallen prey to such attacks in previous years.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 2nd, 2017.