LAHORE: A young girl suffered burns on her face in an acid attack in Defence area here on Wednesday.
According to police the girl was subjected to acid attack after she refused to marry her fiance.
According to the initial police inquiry, the girl, ‘B’, was working as a sales manager at a pharmacy in K Block market in Defence.
She left her workplace after duty hours and was waiting for a bus at a stop near the market where her fiance Azmat arrived on a motorbike. He allegedly threw acid on her face and fled the scene, the police said. The girl suffered burns on 90 percent of her face and 20pc of her body, the police said, adding that she was immediately rushed to hospital where she was said to be in a serious condition.
The police teams conducted raids to arrest the suspect but could not trace him so far.
A case has been lodged against the suspect at the Defence A police station.
Published in Dawn, September 14th, 2017