Man jailed in Pakistan for acid attack

Last Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 14:35

Lahore: A Pakistani court has sentenced a man to 14 years in prison for attacking his wife and two other women with acid.

An anti-terrorism court in Lahore yesterday convicted Irfan Younas for the attack on his wife Rehmana Liaqat, a nurse at Mayo Hospital.

Two other nurses were injured when they tried to stop Younas during the attack in August last year.

Liaqat told the judge that her husband entered the hospital`s emergency ward and began quarrelling with her for not responding to his phone calls.

"Before I could speak in my defence, he threw acid on me. The two nurses sustained burns when they tried to save me," she said.

The court also directed Younas to pay a fine of Rs 3.3 million, failing which he will have to serve more time in prison.

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 14:35

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