Pakistani Woman Held For Acid Attack On Man

A woman in Pakistan, who allegedly attacked a man with acid for refusing to marry her after a four-year relationship has been held, police said on Friday.

The police said that the woman, identified as Momel and in her early 30s, was arrested on Thursday for throwing acid at her lover in the Makhdoom Rashid area of the central city of Multan.

“Initial inquiries showed that Sadaqat Ali, 27, had promised to marry Momel but was eager to carry on the clandestine relationship without tying the knot,’’ local police official, Tasawar Aslam, said.

 He said that the woman argued that she was attacked and acted in self-defence.

“It is a serious case and an inspector-level police officer is probing it,” Aslam said.

The victim of the attack was recovering in Multan’s Nishtar Hospital and his life was not in danger, hospital official, Tariq Saeed, said.

The victim and the accused were each married to different people.

Acid throwing is not uncommon in crimes of passion committed in Pakistan, but women are usually the victims.

Credit: Nation

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