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Man throws acid on ex-wife’s spouse

Salis bin Perwaiz

Karachi: A man received serious burn injuries when the former husband of his wife threw acid on his face at his house in the Surjani Town police limits on Wednesday.

According to Investigation Officer Jamal, the face of Noman Sheikh alias Nomi (32) son of Mohammed Akhtar, was completely burnt after the former spouse of his estranged wife, Talib, allegedly threw acid on him at his house (No-389) situated in Sector-10/5, North Karachi. The police also seized a bottle of acid from the spot.

Noman has been admitted to the Burns Ward of the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) where he was said to have lost both his eyes and is in a serious condition.In his statement to the police, Noman named Talib, a resident of the Hyderi area, for throwing acid on him. Consequently, police arrested Talib from a flat in the Hyderi market area.

During interrogation, Talib told the police that he had married Sabra some 10 years ago and during their wedlock she gave birth to a girl who is now eight years old.

He said that some five to six years ago his wife used to go to a Chaat house in Hyderi Market by telling him that she loved Chaat. One day he found his wife Sabra having an affair with Noman upon which they developed a serious dispute and finally he divorced her after a few months.

Afterwards, Sabra married Noman Sheikh who was residing in Surjani Town and working in a private firm. During her wedlock with Noman, Sabra gave birth to another girl who is now four years old. However, Sabra also developed a dispute with Noman a few weeks ago and left his house.

Talib told the police that after leaving Noman’s house, Sabra again came to him and asked for remarriage. Initially, he (Talib) refused but later he agreed and told her to take a divorce from Noman, but Noman refused to divorce Sabra and threatened him (Talib) to leave her since their marriage was still intact. Subsequently, their dispute aggravated and on Wednesday night Talib came to Noman’s house and told him to divorce Sabra. Upon his (Noman’s) refusal, a scuffle took place during which he (Talib) threw acid on Noman’s face and fled. He was later apprehended by the police, IO Jamal said, adding, further investigations were under way.

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