“When my sister, Shamim, tried to save me, Asif beat her too. When we shouted for help, Asif threw acid at us and fled,” says Rukhsana. PHOTO: FILE
Rukhsana told The Express Tribune that she was married to Asif five years ago. She said Asif was jobless and an alcoholic and would beat her. She said he would also force her to bring money from her parents.
“Around 10 days ago, I returned to my parents house,” she said.
She said her parents were away on Thursday evening when Asif came and beat her. “When my sister, Shamim, tried to save me, Asif beat her too. When we shouted for help, Asif threw acid at us and fled,” she said.
She said one of their neighbours took them to the Liaqatpur Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital.
A doctor who treated them at Liaqatpur THQ hospital told The Express Tribune that they had been transferred to Shaikh Zayed Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan to be treated for burns.
A doctor at Shaikh Zayed Hospital said Rukhsana had suffered injuries to her face and her body. Shamim had burns in the right eye, face and body. He said doctors were trying to save the eye.
Liaqatpur Station House Officer Mohammad Aslam said Mohammad Asif had yet to be arrested.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2013.
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