Violence against women: Acid-throwing convict gets 27 years

Muhammad Rafiq Awan fined Rs265,000, ordered to give Rs1.465 million to victim in compensation.


Our Correspondent January 27, 2013
Shalimar police had registered an FIR against Awan after he entered the house of a woman identified as Mrs Rafiq and threw acid on her face. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: A man who attacked and injured a woman with acid was given 27-years rigorous imprisonment and a fine by a sessions court.

Islamabad Additional Sessions Judge Rafaqat Ahmad Khan Awan on Saturday awarded the sentence to Muhammad Rafiq Awan and fined him Rs265,000, along with ordering compensation for the victim to the tune of Rs1.465 million.

On Dec 4, 2010, the Shalimar police registered an FIR against Awan after he entered the house of a woman identified as Mrs Rafiq and threw acid on her face, causing serious burn injuries on her face.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2013.

COMMENTS (3)

Fahad Hussain | 8 years ago | Reply

he deserves capital punishment

Mohammad Ali Siddiqui | 8 years ago | Reply

The cruel men who throw acid on the faces of women do not deserve any sort of mercy.

The government should legislate that any one buying acid from the open market should first apply to the police to get permission and the police should give prior clearance to the prospective buyer in writing which should be double checked by the acid seller whether the letter issued by the Police is genuine or not.

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