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Woman injured in fifth acid attack in city in two months

Woman injured in fifth acid attack in city in two months

In yet another horrific incident, a woman fell victim to an acid attack in Karachi’s Mansehra Colony on Thursday. This was the second incident of acid attack within the span of a week and the fifth incident in less than two months in the city.

The tragic incident took place at a house located in Mansehra Colony in Landhi. The victim was identified as 32-year-old Maryam Bibi, wife of Nasir. The woman was immediately taken to the burns ward of the Civil Hospital, Karachi, where doctors termed her condition out of danger, saying that she sustained 10 per cent burn injuries.

Police recorded her initial statement, in which she said she was at her house at around 10:30am on Thursday when someone knocked at the door of the house. “As soon as I went to the door, I found a burqa-clad woman wearing glasses, who threw acid on me and escaped,” she told police.

Police said the victim was the second wife of her husband and had no children. However, her husband has three children from his first wife who also resides in the same locality. “The incident took place when the victim’s husband was at his hometown Mansehra,” police said, adding that he was returning to the city after coming to know about the acid attack.

Police said they had recorded statements of the victim and her family members and now they were looking for her husband and his first wife who is suspected to be involved in the incident. No case had been registered till the filing of this news story and further investigations are under way.

This was the fifth acid attack reported in the city in less than two months. On September 24, a woman sustained burn injuries in her arms and back after her husband, reportedly a drug addict, threw acid on her. The incident took place in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar area where the husband along with two accomplices threw acid on his estranged wife.

On September 2, a man threw acid on his wife in Qayyumabad. The victim, a mother of three children, was admitted to the burns ward of the Civil Hospital, Karachi, with critical

Source: The News

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