The Lahore High Court has instructed the Mianwali district and sessions judge to investigate a reported sexual assault and acid attack on an elderly woman in Wan Bachran, the LHC Complaint Cell said on Tuesday.
According to press reports, the 65-year-old woman had gone to see a quack who ran a pain relief clinic at Lorry Adda.
He allegedly tied her up and sexually assaulted her, threw acid on her back and fled. Her husband and son broke into the room and took her to the hospital, where doctors said that 50 per cent of her back had been burned.
The family said that the police had refused to register a case until they staged a demonstration at the police station.
The LHC has instructed the Mianwali district and sessions judge to investigate and to submit a report on the steps taken by the police along with his own findings in one week.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2013.