Tales of brutality: Two acid attacks in Shah Rukn-i-Alam Colony

Doctors fear for BZU student’s eyesight after attack by girl’s brother.

Owais Jafri December 08, 2012


Two people were thrown acid on in separate incidents at the Shahrukn-i-Alam Colony on Friday night.

Muhammad Zubair, 22, a resident of F-block at Shahrukn-i-Alam Colony, told The Express Tribune that Waleed and another man threw acid on him on Friday night when he opened the door.

He said Waleed was the brother of his Bahauddin Zakaria University classmate Beenish.

He said he had sent a marriage proposal to Beenish’s family but they had rejected the proposal. He said Beenish had refused to abide by her family’s decision.

He said the acid fell in his eyes and he has not been able to see since.

Rescue 1122 staff took Zubair to the Nishtar Hospital emergency ward.

Emergency DMS Dr Marium said the acid had entered the inner part of his eyes. “We are trying to save his eyesight but our hopes are not high,” she said. She said 20 per cent of his body had received acid burns.

Mulazim Hussain

Shah Rukn-i-Alam police SHO Mulazim Hussain said an FIR 695/12 has been registered on Zubair’s application against Waleed and an unidentified person.

The other incident occurred at C-block of the colony where a man was accused of throwing acid on his wife on Friday night.

The victim’s father, Muhammad Ahmed, told The Express Tribune that his daughter Fauzia and son-in-law Faheemul Haq had been quarreling for four days ago.

Ahmed said Haq had thrown acid on Fauzia and fled. Some neighbours called Rescue 1122 officials after hearing her screams. Fauzia was taken to the Nishtar Hospital burns unit.

Burns unit incharge Naheed Chaudhry said Fauzia was now out of danger. “More than 20 per cent of the victim’s body has been burnt…we shall keep her under observation,” he said.

Shahrukn-i-Alam police SHO Mulazim Hussain said they had received no application regarding the incident. He denied knowledge of the incident. He said police could not start the investigation without a complaint.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 9th, 2012. 


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