Acid burns victim, Ameena, has filed a case for dissolution of marriage (khula) with her husband, Mohammad Ali alias Danish, who attacked her with acid on January 31, 2008 which disfigured Ameena’s face and damaged her eyes.
Her case was filed at the District Central Family Court on Saturday before family judge Samina Ghouri on behalf of the Judicial Magistrate Umer Jatoi who was on leave today. The judge has accepted Ameena’s case for further proceedings by her lawyer Advocate Zia Awan who appeared before the court along with other lawyers from the Legal Aid Centre.
Awan said that they have filed a case for the maintenance of her two children and her treatment. Ameena is not just terrorised by the physical damage her husband caused but the mental trauma caused by the incident is inexplicable as her children are terrorised by the incident as well, he stated.
According to details of her case, Ameena’s husband is a drug addict and had been unemployed for the past few months. He frequently asked Ameena for money and on her refusal one day, he tortured her and threw acid on her face.
Source: The News