Girls face punishment for going to school, attacked with acid in Afghanistan

Freedom of education for girls is still a far-fetched dream in Afghanistan. In a horrifying incident, three girls in the Herat province were attacked with acid by two men for making their way to school.

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Jul 05, 2015, 23:41 PM IST
Girls face punishment for going to school, attacked with acid in Afghanistan

Kabul: Freedom of education for girls is still a far-fetched dream in Afghanistan. In a horrifying incident, three girls in the Herat province were attacked with acid by two men for making their way to school.

According to CNN report, two men on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three girls on Saturday.

The three girls, aged between 16 to 18 years, study in one of the biggest girls' schools in Herat, head of the education department for the province Aziz-ul-Rahman Sarwary was quoted as saying by CNN.

As per Noor hospital head Jamal Abdul Naser Akhundzada, the girls were initially admitted to this hospital soon after the incident. However, their parents later took them elsewhere.

Condition of two girls is critical.

While narrating the incident to the hospital staff, girls revealed that the perpetrators yelled at them, “This is the punishment for going to school.”