TOBA TEK SINGH: A man attacked a girl with acid and set her on fire for refusing a proposal for marriage, ARY News reported.
Hours after the incident, police arrested the culprit following directives from high-ups. The girl had died after contracting serious burn injuries. The man threw acid on the girl before setting her on fire with petrol in Toba Tek Singh.
The accused man was identified as 22-year-old Malik Fayyaz who vented his anger for his proposal rejection by a 20-year-old girl with sheer brutality.
Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident and sought report from district administration and local police.
The CM issued directives that the culprit should immediately be arrested and brought to book.
Cases of acid attacks report mostly from southern parts of the country, with women mostly being the victims.
On Saturday, a young couple in the Punjab capital were tied up and had their throats slit with scythes after they married for love, police said Saturday.
The 17-year-old girl and 31-year-old man married on June 18 without the consent of their families in eastern Pakistan’s Punjabi village of Satrah, police said.
The girl’s mother and father lured the couple home late on Thursday with the promise that their marriage would receive a family blessing, but they attacked them upon arrival.