A woman was injured in an acid attack on Tuesday, purportedly the result of a property dispute.
Bibi Afza Rashid, a government school employee, was on her way back home when she was allegedly attacked by two men identified as Omar Noman Abbasi and Saleem Abbasi. The victim tried to escape but the attackers stabbed her and threw acid at her.
Afza suffered burns and a stab wound on her back. The victim was moved to a hospital where the doctors said she was out of danger. A first information report has been logged by the victim’s husband, Malik Rashid Minhas, who claims the attack was carried out to pressurise them to take back their claim over a property.
He added that his wife was attacked by Omar Noman’s elder brother Omar Shehzad a few months ago.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2012.