Man hurls acid on ex-wife in Karachi
Police arrested a man, named Farhan who hurled acid on former wife in Pak Colony area of Karachi, police said.
Farhan threw acid on his ex-wife Saima near Pak Colony area of Karachi and escaped from the spot. Later he was arrested by police.
At the time of the incident, the victim was on her way to duty when her ex-husband threw acid on her. As a result of the acid attack, her face and hands were badly burnt, according to police.
The police said that after the acid attack, the accused managed to escape from the incident spot, but on a tip-off, the police raided and arrested the accused.
A case has been registered against the accused in Pak Colony police station and further investigation has been started.
It has been estimated that more than 9,000 people between 1994 and 2022 have been victims of acid attacks in Pakistan, the vast majority of them being females.
Moreover, it is commonly believed that the number of unreported cases of acid attacks in Pakistan is higher than the official number of cases reported to local police since victims refrain from reporting their cases to local police due to their fear of reprisal.