After the victim declined his friendship offer, a guy threw acid on her in Khyber Pakhtunkwa’s capital Peshawar.

According to local media reports, a lady was attacked in Peshawar’s Paharipura neighbourhood. The attacker, Farhad, a native of a remote Afghan Colony region, reportedly assaulted her for declining a friendship proposition.

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Soon after the event, law enforcement officers filed a first information report (FIR) and conducted a series of raids in different areas of Peshawar, but the assailant fled after assaulting the lady.

Following that, SHO Paharipura Police Station Waris Khan launched a raid and captured the suspects. During the interview, the man confessed to the horrific act, claiming that the victim declined the friendship offer.

According to the victim’s statement, she suffered significant burn injuries after the perpetrator threw acid on her.

This is not the only occurrence in recent days; just a few days ago, another woman was severely burned in an acid assault in the Kohat district. The 50-year-old victim filed an FIR, claiming she was sleeping on her veranda with her 20-year-old daughter. Her daughter ran out in the middle of the night, crying, with an injured face, since someone had poured acid at her, severely injuring her.

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According to a non-governmental organisation study, at least 1,186 acid assaults were reported in Pakistan between 2007 and 2018.

To put a stop to the heinous crime, parliament passed legislation mandating 14 years in prison as the last sentence and life imprisonment as the maximum. Another law was approved in 2017 that entitles victims to free treatment.