Woman soldier, brother burnt by acid attack of ‘muggers’ in Karachi

Karachi: A woman police constable and her brother were scorched by unidentified men hurling acid at her in Gulzar-e-Hijri area on Friday.

Sohrab Goth DSP Nasir Bukhari said that around 10 pm, 25-year-old policeman Gulzara Mushtaq was going on a motorcycle with his 22-year-old brother Rizwan to do duty at Sohrab Goth police station, when two unidentified persons were also riding on a motorcycle. His mobile phone, cash and other valuables were snatched from the purse.

He said that while running away, they threw acid on the woman and her brother. As a result, Rizwan had a burning sensation in his stomach, while his sister had burns on her face, arms, legs and other parts of the body.

They were taken to the Burns Center of the Civil Hospital in Karachi, where doctors said the woman and her brother suffered six per cent and 12 per cent burns, respectively.

Later, on the complaint of the injured Rizwan, the Sachal police under sections 336-B (punishment for hurt by corrosive substance), 324 (attempt to murder), 382 (death, hurt or theft after preparation made for restraint) Case registered. stealing), 109 (abetment), 34 (general intent) read with section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

The complainant said that he was a polio worker in Lassi Goth. He said the suspects appeared to be Afghans.

The DSP said that they are probing the matter to ascertain the motive of the attackers. He said that usually robbers do not attack people with acid.

Published in Dawn, June 18, 2022