Acid thrown on woman, daughter -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Acid thrown on woman, daughter

BAHAWALPUR: A woman and her five-year-old daughter suffered serious burns in an alleged acid attack on Tuesday night in their house in Bindra Basti.

The police said Uzma Shaheen, her daughter Sahrish and other family members were sitting in the courtyard when someone threw acid on them. As a result Uzma and her daughter received serious burns.

On the complaint of Uzma’s husband Raees Ahmad, a civil aviation staffer, the Sadar police have registered a case against a neighbour, Akram, whom the family had admonished for harassing them some time back.

Talking to the media in the surgical ward of Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Uzma alleged that her two neighbours were involved in the incident.

According to doctors, Uzma’s right eye was badly affected while her daughter suffered burns on her chest. No arrest had been made till the filing of this report.
Source: Dawn
Date:9/3/2009