Gujranwala: Man burnt ‘for not marrying cousin’
GUJRANWALA: A man in Gujranwala was attacked with acid on Monday allegedly by a cousin for not marrying his sister. Doctors who examined Muhammad Usman at Civil Hospital in Gujranwala said he might lose vision in both eyes. Dr Major Muhammad Attique, in charge of the trauma centre, said they had referred him to Mayo Hospital in Lahore.
Peoples Colony police have yet to register an FIR in the matter. SHO Anser Javaid said a case would be registered against Azeem and his accomplice Bilal once the paperwork was complete. Complainant Muhammad Shafi, Usman’s father-in-law, submitted that Usman had left the house on Monday afternoon on receiving Azeem’s call on his cell phone.
He said some neighbours later rescued him from a street near their house where the suspects had thrown acid at him and fled. He said Azeem had bore Usman a grudge for refusing to marry his sister despite an understanding in that regard between the family elders.