16-Year-Old Blinded with Acid for Turning Down Marriage Proposal

 A 16-year-old girl was attacked with acid on Saturday in Jhang, Pakistan, by two men, one of whom was allegedly rejected for marriage by the victim’s family, Express News reported.

The victim was shifted to a hospital, where doctors say she is in critical condition and has sustained 90% burn injuries. Further, doctors say she has lost 95% of her eyesight.

“One man, Tauseef, has been arrested. And we are very close to arresting the second attacker, Asmatullah, and are hoping to do so today,” said a police official.

“Tauseef confessed to the crime,” the DSP said, adding, “We have lodged an FIR, and the criminals will be tried in an anti-terrorism court.”

The men staged the attack after Asmatullah was denied marriage by the girl’s family. Later that night, they climbed the wall of the victim’s house, managed to break in and throw an entire bottle of acid on the girl.


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