LAHORE: A team of CIA Sadar division on Wednesday arrested two suspects involved in acid attack on a woman professor in October.
The arrested suspects were identified as Sohail Ahmad and Muhammad Shahbaz. The victim Aneela Rasheed who was at a college near Chauburji was on her way home in her car with her two children Ayesha and Suleman. When they reached near Jubilee Town, two suspects riding a motorcycle intercepted them. They threw acid on her and fled from the scene. She suffered burn injuries and a case was registered against the suspects.
During interrogation, it transpired that Sohail was the second husband of Aneela. The first husband of the victim would usually come to their home to meet their children.
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This infuriated Sohail who hatched a plan to teach him a lesson. Sohail, along with his accomplices, hid his face with helmet and attacked her with acid to implicate Aneela’s former husband.
Previously, police had arrested Afzal Hussain, a head constable in the City Traffic Police and the former husband of the victim, for interrogation.
An FIR was registered against unidentified suspects on the complaint of Bashir Ahmad, the father of the victim. Bashir told The Express Tribune that his daughter and her children, fortunately, did not suffer fatal injuries. He added the children were safe and suffered minor injuries, but Aneela’s eye and face were affected. Doctors said the eye would recover.
Bashir further said the FIR was registered against unidentified suspects as his daughter could not recognise any of the two people involved. However, after investigations, the police suspected that the victim’s former husband was involved.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 9th, 2017.
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