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Sahiwal girl suffers acid attack

SAHIWAL: A man threw acid on a girl’s face in a village near here on Tuesday for not accepting his ‘friendship’ proposal.

Police arrested the man and registered a case under the newly enacted law – Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Act.

Police quoted witnesses as saying that Said Ali, who runs a dispensary, stopped Yasmin, 20, on a street and threw acid after she resisted his advances.

According to police, the man was under the influence of alcohol.

The acid burnt the left side of the girl’s face and shoulder. When she started crying some villagers came to her help but the accused escaped.

According police officer Rana Nisar, the accused was nabbed from his village and investigation showed that he did not have a licence to run a dispensary. The girl is under treatment in a hospital in Kameer near her village.

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