Court official throws acid at man, daughter in Muzaffargarh

MUZAFFARGARH: A court official threw acid at a man and his daughter in Shaher Sultan of Muzaffargarh.

The court official named Bashir Ahmed threw acid at a victim named Munir Ahmed and his daughter. The incident took place yesterday at around 2 pm when the victim was standing at the gate of his house.

Bashir came and asked Munir for directions. “I told him that the house was right opposite ours. They knocked on the house’s door but the lady who came out started screaming and an argument started between him [Bashir] and the woman.”

The FIR stated that during the argument, other men came and strangled the victim saying that they will burn his eyes with acid. “My wife and daughter came in the middle, right before the men could attack me,” it added.

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During the attack, Munir received minor injuries. His 16-year-old daughter, however, suffered severe burns. They have been shifted to the rural health centre.

The police have registered an FIR under Section 336B (punishment for hurt by corrosive substance) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

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