Acid attack girl jailed for 34 years -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Acid attack girl jailed for 34 years

FAISALABAD: Anti-Terrorism Court judge Ishtiaq Ahmed sentenced on Thursday a girl to 34-year imprisonment and Rs115,000 fine for throwing acid on the father of her former fiancé.

The girl had thrown acid on Razzaq Ahmed, father of Shehzad, in Asif Sitara colony area of the city on Nov 20, 2010.

She believed that Razzaq was responsible for his son’s refusal to marry her.

The girl came from her home in Chishtian and attacked the man when the henna ceremony of Shahzad with another girl was under way.

The acid caused serious injuries to Razzaq and damaged his one eye.The girl also attacked Shehzad with a knife and injured his chin.

She was caught and handed over to police.

The court handed out the sentence after convicting the girl under various sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act and PPC.

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