LAHORE: A young man has been arrested for allegedly throwing acid on a transperson here in Racecourse area on Wednesday.
The police say transperson Kinza was waiting for a rickshaw near Basti Sayadan Shah when the suspect, Hamza Saleem, arrived there on a motorcycle and threw acid on her.
Kinza suffered burns on her face and arms and was shifted to the Services Hospital, where she was provide treatment and was discharged after a few hours.
Lahore Operations police DIG Sohail Chaudhry the suspect was arrested in a raid on his house within a few hours of the incident.
As the incident was highlighted on social media, drawing criticism from the civil society organisations and people from various other walks of life, Punjab Interior Minister Attaullah Tarar sought a report from police high-ups.
Published in Dawn, June 23rd, 2022