Man throws acid on a woman over marriage proposal rejection, Gujranwala
A man, recognized as Irfan, tossed acid on a woman for rejecting his marriage proposal in Gujranwala’s Sansara Goraya, said the police.
According to the complaint, the survivor was attacked outside her house. “We were visiting my wife’s parents’ house when someone knocked on the door. My sister-in-law went outside to check. Irfan was on a motorcycle with his friend,” the woman’s brother-in-law told the police.
“When the survivor opened the door, Irfan threw acid on her and fled from the crime scene,” the investigation officer said.
The woman was hurried to the hospital. The doctors have professed her condition serious.
A case has been recorded at the Saddar police station under Section 336B (Punishment for hurt by corrosive substance) of the Pakistan Penal Code by the victim’s brother-in-law.
According to the Acid Survivors Foundation, the total number of acid attacks victims in Pakistan from 2007 to 2018 was 1,186.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan claimed that 31 acid attacks were stated in 2017, an enormous 67 in 2018 and 34 in 2019. But these are just the reported cases.
Under Section 144 of the Pakistan Penal Code, public dealing of acid and other corrosive substances is banned.
Offenders are punishable under Section 336(B) of the PPC, which has maximum life imprisonment. The minimum is not less than 14 years with a fine of Rs1 million.
Violence against women in Pakistan
If you or anyone you know is a survivor of domestic violence, then you can contact the following organizations.
- Ministry of Human Rights-1099 (You can even download its app Helpline 1099)
- Punjab Women’s Toll-Free Helpline-1043
- Rozan counseling helpline-03041111741
- Dastak Foundation-03334161610
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