GUJRAT: Motorbike riding miscreants in an acid attack caused critical injuries to three students of University of Gujrat including two sisters. Three students of MSc were standing at bus stop in Dang area of Gujrat when three accused on two motorbikes threw acid at the girls causing burn injuries.
The passersby arrested one of the three attackers and handed him over to police. The accused in police custody has been identified as Hussam while two other accused fled from the scene. The victims, identified as Aasia Saira and Huma, were shifted for medical treatment at the burn unit of Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital.
According to hospital sources one of the victims Aasia has suffered 60 degree burn injuries while other two girls have suffered burns on their arms. According to police, maternal uncle of two sisters was involved in the attack due to some family dispute. The girls’ brother said that their uncle Abdul Qadeer was a police constable but he didn’t know why he attacked his sisters. A search for the remaining two suspects is underway.
IG Punjab Police has called report of the incident from District Police Officer (DPO) Gujrat within two days and ordered arrest of the fleeing accused. According to a Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) report 143 women were victims of acid attack or were set on fire in Pakistan last year.