LAHORE: A woman prisoner got multiple facial burns when another inmate threw hot tea and food on her in the Kot Lakhpat Jail.

The incident occurred on May 23 when the food was being distributed among the women prisoners.

A senior official of the Punjab Prisons Department confirmed the incident, saying the condition of the woman prisoner, identified as Asma, was stable. He said the prisoner was immediately shifted to the Jinnah Hospital where she underwent a minor surgery.

He identified the woman prisoner who attacked and injured Asma as Fatima Jehangir. He said a probe into the incident by the jail authorities found the attacker to be a patient of ‘bipolar disorder and schizophrenia’.

A senior psychiatrist from the Services Hospital was also a part of the inquiry panel, the official said, adding that another high level committee has also been formed to further investigate the matter.

Published in Dawn, May 27TH, 2023

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