Scorned Pakistani woman throws acid on boyfried
16 June 2016, 18:58
Multan - Police say a Pakistani woman, who allegedly threw acid on her boyfriend causing life-threatening injuries after he refused to marry her, has been arrested in a rare case of a woman attacking a man.
Momil Mai, a married mother-of-four, had been in a relationship with 25-year-old Saddaqat Ali, who was also married, for several years, said police near Multan city in the Punjab province.
Mai was demanding Ali make her his second wife, officials said. Polygamy is legal though rare for men in conservative Muslim Pakistan. A woman, however would have to divorce before being allowed to marry again.
Bashir Ahmed, a local police official, said: "On Wednesday night, Ali went to see Mai as usual and she threw acid on his body after he once again refused to marry her."
Ali had time to turn, he said, with the acid burning his back but not his face.
Ashiq Malik, medical superintendent at the government hospital in Multan where Ali is being treated, said that he had received burns to around 60% of his body.
Doctors are fighting to save Ali's life, he said.
A criminal case was registered against Mai, whose current husband is a labourer, after a complaint by Ali's family.