2 Christian women injured by acid attack in Pakistan

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A 27-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl were rushed to a hospital for emergency medical treatment in Quetta, Pakistan, after a man threw acid on their faces, severely injuring them. The two women, identified as Rimsha Masih and Hina, suffered severe burns after the accused sprayed acid on their faces through a syringe, police said. Capital City Police Officer Razzaq Cheema said that the families pointed the finger at Vijay Masih, a local resident who was taken into custody. In Pakistan, acid has increasingly been used as a weapon of ‘revenge’ in domestic violence cases. Severe psychological trauma and social stigma that comes with the disfigurement are other exacerbating factors that cripple female victims.

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