Pakistani man maimed in acid attack after refusing marriage
June 18, 2016 4 comments
A married mother of four has been arrested in the Pakistani city of Multan after throwing acid at her boyfriend.
The 25 year-old man, who is also married, is now in a critical condition. The pair had been conducting an affair for a number of years, AFP reports. She wanted to leave her husband but he refused to take her as his second wife.
After a further refusal this week, the woman lost her temper and threw agricultural acid at him. It missed his face after he managed to turn away at the last second, but he was left with serious burns to roughly 60 per cent of his body.
The man was rushed to the government hospital in Multan, Punjab Province, and doctors are now struggling to stabilise him.
Polygamy is legal in Pakistan although rare in practice.
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June 18, 2016