Gojra man throws acid on woman, her family over harassment allegations

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GOJRA: A man threw acid on a woman, her parents and brother on Wednesday night in retaliation for being ousted from the village after she accused him of harassment.

According to police, the suspect, who has been identified as Safdar, threw acid on the family in the Chak 92 JB area as revenge after he was made to leave the village following harassment allegations.

The police further said, “He forced the girl’s mother to drink acid, killing her on the spot.”

The girl’s father, Anwar and her minor brother, Mohsin were shifted to the Allied Hospital in Faisalabad for treatment.

The police have started raids to arrest the suspect.

Earlier, in 2018, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) released a report stating that 143 women were attacked with acid or were set on fire in Pakistan.

 

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