Pakistani man maimed in acid attack after refusing marriage


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.

Photo of Multan by Mubashirtaqi147 via Wikipedia under a Creative Commons licence

Stowe Family Law Web Team

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Andrew - June 18, 2016 at 12:39pm

The female of the species being more deadly than the male?
If anybody knows what that magnificent example of late Victorian colonial architecture in the picture is please enlighten us. It looks like a Town Hall anywhere in the Midlands, doesn’t it?

Cameron Paterson - August 17, 2016 at 5:49pm

Hi Andrew – belatedly, it’s a ‘ghanta ghar’ or clock tower. They’re a thing in both India and Pakistan apparently. A closer photo here:

Andrew - August 17, 2016 at 6:02pm

Thank you. You live and learn!

Stitchedup - August 17, 2016 at 9:30pm

Looks more like Saint Basil’s to me. Visited Moscow on business and stayed in a hotel just across the road from the Kremlin and Saint Basil’s, only to discover the hotel had been bombed not long before I stayed there; as had the Moscow underground. Can’t remember the name of the hotel unfortunately.

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