Pakistan man attacked with acid by girlfriend dies during treatment

  • AP, Islamabad
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2016 10:10 IST
Relatives stand next to the acid victim Sadaqat Ali as he is being treated at a hospital in Multan. (AFP)

Pakistani police say a man whose girlfriend threw acid on him for refusing to marry her has died of his wounds at a hospital.

Local police official Bashir Ahmed says the 22-year-old Sadaqat Ali died at a government hospital in the city of Multan in central Punjab province on Tuesday.

Ali was brought to the hospital last week after 32-year-old Monil Mai threw acid on him when he was visiting her home in the city’s Mukhdoom Rashid neighborhood. She had been having an affair with Ali for several years.

Mai was arrested by police hours after the attack and authorities have now registered a murder case against her.

Acid attacks and other so-called honour crimes against women are not unusual in Pakistan, though women are rarely perpetrators of such attacks.

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