Two christian women attacked with acid in Quetta 


May 15,Quetta:Two young Christian women, including a teenager were attacked with acid in Basti Panchait, a predominantly christian area in Quetta. Report  says ,the victims sustained severe burn injuries .

“The injured have nominated Vijay Masih, a christian man, for the crime,” a police spokesperson said. Vijay is the resident of Brewery Road and belongs to Christian community.

The women were rushed  to the near by  hospital and were later shifted to Provincial Sandeman Hospital. Due to inadequate facilities they were then taken to the Bolan Medical College Teaching Hospital.

Last year at least four women were sprayed with an acid-filled syringe in different parts of Balochistan. Home Secretary Akbar Durrani said usually, religious fanatics claim responsibility for such attacks.

In 2011, four female Baloch teachers of a private school were attacked with acid by unknown culprits in the Killi Alam area of Saryab.

 The Oslo Times

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