LAHORE: A woman told police on Friday unidentified assailants had thrown acid at her in Nawab Town area.
Yasmin Bibi, a resident of Fateh Garh, said she was on her way to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre along with her sister and a nephew, when two people threw acid at her on the road leading to the hospital from Thokar Niaz Beg.
She said she was taken to Jinnah Hospital where doctors discharged her after giving her first aid. However, SI Tooba Munir said police had not found material evidence suggesting that the woman had been attacked with acid.
She said that only a chemical used for cleaning was found on her. The medical examination, too, had revealed no injury, the officer said. Yasmin said she would stage a protest demonstration if police did not register a case.
She told police she had separated from her husband nearly six years before; the couple had two children. In 2005, she had lodged a rape case against one Muhammad Riaz. Riaz was granted bail nearly a month ago. She said she believed that Riaz was behind the attack.
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