QUETTA: Two women and a child were injured when intruders threw acid on them in their house in the Sariab area on Wednesday evening.
Police said the incident took place in Mengalabad, a locality on the outskirts of Quetta. “Unidentified people barged into a house and threw acid on two women,” police said, adding a child also received burn injuries in the attack.
Police shifted the injured women and child to the Bolan Medical College Hospital’s burns unit. “The faces and other body parts of the women and child have received burn injuries,” police said.
The assailants escaped from the scene after the attack. No man was present in the house when the incident took place.
The cause of the attack could not be ascertained so far.
Police have registered a case and started an investigation.
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has taken notice of the incident and directed police authorities to ensure arrest the perpetrators of the attack. “The government will not tolerate such an incident and will take strict action against those involved in the attack,” he said and directed the hospital officials to provide best available treatment to the victims.
Rehana Habib Jalib Baloch, a leader of the Balochistan National Party- Mengal, has condemned the incident and termed it an inhuman act.
She said that this was the responsibility of the government to take strict measures so that such incidents did not happen again.
Published in Dawn, July 26th, 2019