Man throws acid on his former wife in Rawalpindi
RAWALPINDI: In another inhuman act, a man threw concentrated acid on the face of a beautician at Muslimabad (Pirwadhai) on Tuesday and ran away, police said. The victim was shifted to the hospital with a burnt face where her condition was stated to be critical. The attacker was her former husband. Police said that they separated after a controversy on the issue of running the beauty parlour.
The Pirwadhai Police, quoting the statement of beautician Yasmeen Naz, daughter of Mohammad Sharif, said that she was busy in the makeup of a bride when her former husband Azhar Shahzad stormed into the beauty parlour carrying a container and threw acid on her face. She told the police that it all happened in seconds. She said that she fell unconscious due to intense pain. The Pirwadhai Police have taken up the case and sent teams to arrest the attacker. It was the second incident of acid throwing in 24 hours. The first incident occurred on Monday when a man, identified as Nasir, threw acid on the face of Asad due to rivalry in Ganjmandi.
Despite several incidents of acid throwing, the law enforcement agencies have failed to check the sale of concentrated acids available in almost every locality of the city, including Ganjmandi, Gawalmandi, Liaquat Road, Banni, Bagh Sardaran, Pul Shah Nazar, Commercial Market, City Saddar Road and Tench Bhata. The dealers and shopkeepers never ask buyers about the purpose and use of acid. People say that it is quite easy to get acids in as much quantity as one requires.“NGOs should launch a campaign to check open sale of acids. It is of no use of taking up cases after acid throwing incidents,” the activist of an NGO opined.