Minor Suffered an Acid Attack in Khanewal
KHANEWAL: A five-year-old boy and his father suffered acid attack at their house in Punjab's Khanewal district early Friday.
Unidentified masked men trespassed into Iqbal's house and threw acid on him and his five-year-old son Irfan, hospital sources said.
The duo was rushed to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital but considering their serious burns, doctors at the facility referred them to Multan's Nishtar Hospital.
Doctors at Nishtar Hospital said that the the boy received 60 per cent burns while his father received 10pc. The boy is said to be in critical condition.
District police has arrested one suspect in the case so fair while raids are being conducted to catch others in what police is describing as an old family feud, police sources said.
A practice rampant in Pakistan, women and children are the biggest victims of acid throwing incidents used as a revenge tactic in domestic disputes.
India and Pakistan have the highest rates of acid attacks with other countries in the league being Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia,a Nepal and Uganda.
According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) for the year 2014, 114 acid attacks were reported across the country in the previous year, involving 159 victims.
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