Suspect in acid throwing held -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Suspect in acid throwing held

SHIKARPUR, Jan 23: Police after arresting the absconding accused from Karachi involved in throwing acid on a midwife in Shikarpur brought him to back on Friday.

The accused Arsalan Sanjrani threw acid on the face of a midwife Maria Shah d/o Baqar Shah some nine days ago in the clinic of Dr Imran and fled.

Maria Shah was rushed to the Civil Hospital and then referred to Karachi where she was reported out of danger.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Sindh government and human rights organizations took serious notice of the case and demanded early arrest of the culprit. DPO Shikarpur, Khadim Hussain Rind was also summoned by the Supreme Court to appear in the apex court.

Police arrested Arsalan Sanjrani from Karachi on Thursday night and brought him back to Shikarpur on Friday. The DPO said that the two detained uncles of Arsalan Sanjrani would be released now.

According to Arsalan, he was a matriculate and had an affair with Maria since school days and carried out the duty of picking and dropping her from school to home and back without any charges on his auto rickshaw for years.

The accused tried to commit suicide four times and even sold his sister’s jewellery to see his love happy and on hopes of marriage.

Arsalan had no remorse over throwing acid on Maria as she ditched him by refusing to marry him.

The accused was produced before the court and police obtained his remand for six days.
Source: Dawn
Date:1/24/2009