Police said on Wednesday that Maryam Bibi, a resident of Jauhar Town in Lahore, was going to the market on Tuesday when the accused attacked her with acid. The victim has been admitted to Jinnah Hospital.
Doctors said that the girl’s face, throat and hands were badly scorched.
Maryam Bibi’s father told the police that she was attacked by a man named Mohammad Ahmed of his area. He wanted to marry his daughter.
“For refusing to marry, Ahmed had threatened to kill his daughter. On Tuesday, when she was going to the market, Ahmed threw acid on her and fled from the spot.
Taking cognizance of the case, Lahore Police Chief Ghulam Mahmood Dogri has directed to nab the culprit at the earliest. Anti-terrorism sections have also been added to the FIR.
Incidents of acid attacks are more frequent in Pakistan, especially in the Punjab province. According to the ‘Dawn’ newspaper, between 1994 and 2018, 9,340 people were victims of acid attacks in Pakistan.