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Acid attack victim dies at hospital

MULTAN: A 20-year-old woman died in intensive care at Nishtar Medical Hospital on Saturday after she was attacked with acid.

Police said Javeda Bibi, a resident of Shujabad, had married 26-year-old Amjad, a daily wage worker, two years ago.

They said her brother Akhtar, 23, was married to Amjad’s 21-year-old sister Khursheeda.

They said Akhtar divorced his wife a year after their marriage. They said Amjad then divorced Javeda.

Police said Javeda was married to another labourer, Riaz, six months after her divorce.

They said Amjad had told Javeda not to marry Riaz and threatened to harm her if she did.

“On December 6, Amjad and his two unidentified accomplices forced their way into Riaz’s home. They beat up Javeda and then poured a jug of acid on her. She was taken to Shujaabad Tehsil Headquarters Hospital from where she was referred to Nisthar Hospital in Multan,” police said. She was pronounced dead on Saturday by doctors.

Police said they had arrested Amjad and one of his accomplices on December 8.

Express Tribune