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Crimes against women: Two women attacked with acid



BAHAWALPUR / MULTAN: A woman was attacked with acid allegedly by her husband on Sunday night.

Police told The Express Tribune that the 40-year-old woman, a resident of Attabad Colony, in Rajanpur, had been ill for several days. She asked her husband for money so she could see a doctor but he beat her up and then threw acid on her face.

Police said the woman had been taken to Rajanpur District Hospital.

Doctors treating her said she had suffered 90 per cent burns to her face. City Police have arrested her husband and registered an FIR against him.

Separately, a 50-year-old woman from Chak 19, Wanoi, in Khanewal district, was on her way home on Monday when three men on a motorcycle attacked her with acid.

Her son told The Express Tribune that they had taken her to a hospital but the doctors had delayed her treatment and she had had to suffer excruciating pain for quite some time.

Later, she told journalists that she had developed differences with her in-laws over her daughter’s marriage. She said they had been pressuring her to marry her into their family. She said that her brother-in-law had threatened her with dire consequences if she did not accept their proposal. She said that she suspected that they might have sent the men to attack her.

Police said they were investigating various angles.

Woman murdered by husband

A woman died after being brutally beaten by husband on Sunday. The suspect fled the scene.

Umar Hayat, a resident of B-Colony, Super Chowk, Lodhran district, said that his sister Zainab had been married to Muhammad Ramazan, a resident of Gailaywaal, for eight years and they had eight children. He said she had returned to living at her parents’ house a year ago complaining that husband used to abuse her. Her father-in-law Ghulam Nabi had visited their house and had requested her to return with him, he said.

Hayat said that Ramazan had called them on Sunday and said that Zainab had died suddenly. “That was the last any one heard of him,” he said. Ghulam Nabi said he had heard their children crying at around 3am on Sunday night and went over to inquire. He said they were crying over Zainab’s body. He said that he did not know how she had died. Hayat said there were signs of torture on her body. “Furthermore, Ramazan has fled…it is obvious that he murdered her.”

Published in The Express Tribune, October 6th, 2015.

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