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Woman attacks ex-husband with acid for refusing remarriage

KARACHI – In another acid attack in the country’s largest metropolis, a woman allegedly threw acid on her former husband after the man refused to remarry her.

According to the correspondent, Shabana, a resident of Nagan Chowrangi, staged the act against ex-husband around nine months after the couple got separated.

The woman also got slight injuries in a bid of hurling acid on Usman who suffered life-changing injuries after a corrosive substance was thrown on him on Friday. With severe burns to the face and body, the man is currently being treated at the Burns Ward of Civil Hospital Karachi.

On the other hand, Usman’s family members accused Shabana of throwing acid in a revenge for refusing to remarry.

In the pictures shared by the victim’s family, the face, chest, and other parts of his body can be seen affected by the heinous attack.

It was revealed that the woman tricked Usman into calling her to a nearby hotel on Friday. She reportedly got the help of two of the local boys who approached Usman and took him to the place where the incident occurred.

Shabana then reached the New Karachi police station soon after the incident and accused her ex-husband of throwing acid on her, police officials said.

Meanwhile, the police official, who grilled the woman during her attempt to lodge an official complaint against Usman, said it is suspected that the woman staged the act. Police further said that they will register an official complaint after taking the statement of Usman, who is currently under medical surveillance in the hospital.

Let it be known, that in the year 2018, the National Assembly passed the Acid and Burn Crime Bill, 2017 which specifically criminalise acid and burn-related violence by providing fair and speedy trial of such heinous offences and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

Following the rise of such attacks, public dealing of acid and other corrosive substances is banned under Section 144. Offenders are punishable under Section 336(B) of the Pakistan Penal Code, which has maximum life imprisonment while the minimum is not less than 14 years and a minimum fine of Rs1 million.

Ebad Usmani
Journalist specializing in reporting crime from one of the most populated city of the world.
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