A person allegedly threw acid on his spouse in Multan on Tuesday following an altercation over his second marriage, police stated.
The lady was returning house after visiting the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Rukn-i-Alam at Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh when her husband allegedly threw acid on her and fled the scene.
The lady suffered critical burn accidents on her arm and shoulder. She was shifted to Nishtar Hospital by rescue officers the place she is claimed to be in a crucial situation.
Police reached the location of the incident and picked up proof.
In response to a police official, the sufferer’s husband had contracted a second marriage two days in the past and the couple had been quarrelling over the matter. Police are making efforts to arrest the suspect.
In line with a World Well being Organisation report, acid violence towards ladies in Pakistan is growing at an alarming price, notably within the southern a part of Punjab. It says 450 gender-based mostly acid violence incidents happen within the nation yearly and a majority of the instances stay untraced.
Acid violence in Pakistan got here to international limelight after filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary ‘Saving Face’ acquired an Oscar award in 2012.
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