Heinous crime: LHC seeks report into acid attack

Doctors said that the attackers had used almost a litre of acid.


Our Correspondent July 18, 2013

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has sought a report from the Muzaffargarh district and sessions judge into an acid attack on a man in Saranwala village. According to press reports, Muhammad Abdur Rauf, a resident of Gujrat Colony in Kot Addu, was attacked when he went to visit a woman in the village. Brothers Tariq and Munir, the woman’s neighbours, and three unidentified men allegedly took him to a house where they poured acid over him. Doctors said that the attackers had used almost a litre of acid, leaving Rauf with burns to more than 50 per cent of his body. His eyes and face were badly affected. Police have arrested Munir while the other suspects are still at large. The LHC complaint cell took notice of the press report and directed the Muzaffargarh judge to investigate the matter and submit a detailed report within a week.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2013.

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