Newly-wed woman dies of acid burns in Pakistan

A newly-wed woman in Pakistan's Punjab province died of acid burns which were allegedly inflicted by her brother-in-law, police said today.
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Updated on Jun 25, 2013 09:12 AM IST
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PTI | By HT Correspondent, Lahore

A newly-wed woman in Pakistan's Punjab province died of acid burns which were allegedly inflicted by her brother-in-law, police said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred on Monday in Multan district, located 350 km from Lahore.

According to an FIR, Muhammad Din attacked his 23-year-old sister-in-law Shamim Bibi after her cousin spurned his offer of marriage.

Shamim forwarded Din's proposal but her cousin's family turned it down.

Following a quarrel with Shamim over the issue, Din threw acid on her face and body and fled.

She was rushed to Nishtar Hospital in Multan, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Police registered a case against Din on the basis of a complaint from Shamim's husband Muhammad Yar, though no arrest has been made so far.

Pakistan recently enhanced the punishment for acid attacks, which are common, especially in Punjab province.

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