Teacher injured in acid attack over marriage refusal

LAHORE: A 22-year-old female schoolteacher was injured in an acid attack in the Shahdara Town area over refusal of a marriage proposal.

Reportedly, the victim was a teacher at a school at Rachna Town, Ferozewala. On the day of the incident, she along with her brother was en-route to school when the suspects identified as Umar Farooq and Ghulam Mustafa approached and threw acid on the victim.

She received serious burn injuries and was admitted to hospital. The suspects fled the scene. Police lodged the investigations into the matter after registration of an FIR. The suspect Umar Farooq was trying to flee abroad using Sialkot International Airport where he was arrested by police. Reportedly, the prime suspect Umar Farooq had sent a marriage proposal to the victim that was turned down.

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