Crime: Man arrested after acid attack

She had supposedly backed out of her promise to marry the man.

Our Correspondent May 25, 2012


A schoolteacher was severely injured in an acid attack on Thursday in Satellite Town in Jhang. The perpetrator was caught by the residents of the area, beaten up and handed over to the police. 

Inspector Atif Imran told The Express Tribune that a case had been registered against the man.

Police said the victim, Sajida*, 28, a resident of Islamabad who taught at a school for special children, was attacked at her home on Friday. They said Nayyar Abbas, the assailant, first beat her and then threw acid in her face.

They said her face, chest and abdomen were burned in the attack and she had fainted from the pain. Some neighbours, who had gone into the house on hearing her screams, took her to the district headquarters hospital, where Dr Muhammad Sharif, who treated her, said that she had suffered 30 per cent burns. Abbas told police that she had promised to marry him and that he had transferred three acres of land in her name.

“She then backed out of her promise to marry me,” he alleged.

He said his family had opposed his decision to tranfer the land and marry the victim, but, he said, “I went against them for her.”

The victim’s name has been changed to protect her identity 

Published in The Express Tribune, May 26th, 2012.


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