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Pakistani woman hurls acid at man

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned -- a young woman in Pakistan's Punjab province threw acid at a former suitor after he began ignoring her, a media report said Monday. The 20-year-old woman has been arrested, police said.

world Updated: Mar 12, 2012 12:15 IST

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned -- a young woman in Pakistan's Punjab province threw acid at a former suitor after he began ignoring her, a media report said Monday. The 20-year-old woman has been arrested, police said.

The incident took place Sunday at a village near Faisalabad city.

Mohsin, 21, told police that he was standing near a bus stop when Nabeela, 20, threw acid at him and escaped, reported Dawn.

He said he had begun ignoring Nabeela.

Zahid Gondal, a police official, said that the woman has been taken into custody.

Pakistan is facing the scourge of acid attacks, in which women have been left badly scarred.

Pakistani documentary maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who went on to win an Oscar for her film "Saving Face", Saturday asked Pakistanis "to do their bit for fighting injustice".

Her film focuses on the work of Pakistani British plastic surgeon Muhammad Jawad, who travelled to Pakistan to perform reconstructive surgery on women who have been victims of acid attacks, mostly by their husbands.