FAISALABAD: A woman has died while three others suffered burns after being attacked with acid in Toba tek Singh’s Gojra area, Express News reported. The husband of the deceased and her two children were injured in the attack in Saddar 92-JB.
Toba Tek Singh DPO Zulfiqar Ahmed said that Muhammad Anwar, his wife Sakina Bibi and their two sons Hassan and Adil were fast asleep in their house when accused Safdar barged in and threw acid on the family
Asa result, all the victims suffered severe burns and were shifted to Tehsil Headquarter Hospital Gojra, the DPO added. Later, the victims were referred to Allied Hospital Faisalabad.
He maintained, “Sakina Bibi succumbed to her injuries as most of her body was badly burnt while her husband and children were being provided treatment at the hospital.”
The doctors at the facility said the condition of the children was critical. They said the attack had left the husband’s eyes severely affected.
Meanwhile, the police claimed to have arrested the suspect and registered an FIR No 401/18 against him under sections 302,324, 336-B and 34.
Zulfiqar Ahmed revealed that Muhammad Anwar and his family would stop the accused from visiting their house. “This enraged the suspect and he took the extreme step,” he pointed out.
Earlier on September 13, a man threw acid on his wife, mother-in-law and four other persons.
Police said accused Shafqat was married to Nimra Shahzadi and the couple developed some differences and the woman left her husband and started staying at her parents’ house. The accused had approached his in-laws for reconciliation but failed.
On the day of the incident, the victim was travelling with her mother Rani Bibi in a Qingqi rickshaw when the suspect spotted them in Manawan. He was riding a motorcycle and he threw acid on them. Resultantly, six persons were affected. The woman and her mother suffered serious burns and were rushed to a nearby hospital.
The injured were identified as Rani Bibi, Nimra Shahzadi, Afshan Attique, Shehar Bano Ghulam Murtaza, and Aiza. An FIR was registered against the accused on the complaint of Rani Bibi.