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Pakistan Press Foundation

Social media activist escapes acid attack

Pakistan Press Foundation

PESHAWAR: A female social media influencer escaped unhurt when an unknown attacker tried to throw acid on her in Gulbahar area of the city on Tuesday night, the police said.

Zakia Khan, a TV newscaster-turned-social media influencer, in a video posted to her social media accounts said that a man arrived at her flat in Gulbahar area and tried to throw acid on her.

She said that when she saw the man carrying a bottle, she closed the door and the attacker poured the contents of the bottle beneath her door and managed to escape from the scene.

The Gulbahar police registered an FIR, according to which, the attacker was a young man, who tried to forcibly enter the woman’s house.

The FIR has been lodged under sections 506, 511 and 336-B of the Pakistan Penal Code against the unknown attacker.

A police official told Dawn that they were investigating the attack and looking into the CCTV footage from the area.

However, he said that so far no breakthrough had been made in the case.

Ms Khan said she also worked for an FM radio station.

Source: Dawn

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