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An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) handed 14-year imprisonment to Vijay Pervez Masih after convicting him of throwing acid on two women in Quetta in May 2015, DawnNews reported on Monday.

The ATC Judge Dawood Nasar sentenced Pervez to 14 years in prison and also ordered him to submit a fine of Rs1 million.

In 2015, Pervez had sprayed acid on two women, Rimsha Masih and Hina Masih — then 28 and 16 years old respectively — near Basti Panchyat area on MeCongi Road in Quetta. He was arrested by the police soon after the attack on the complaint of the victims, and was sent to District Jail Quetta and later moved to the Central Jail.

A case had been registered against the accused under Section 336-93/15 of the PPC and Section 7 of the ATA at the City Police Station Quetta.

The women were taken to Lady Dufferin Hospital and after initial treatment shifted to the burns ward of Bolan Medical College Hospital. They were later shifted to Karachi for treatment.

Hina had suffered burns on hands and legs while Rimsha suffered burn-wounds on her face and hands, hospital sources had said, adding that Hina was burnt 15 per cent while Rimsha 30 per cent.