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Man held for throwing acid on family

MUZAFFARGARH: Police on Monday arrested a man for allegedly throwing acid on three members of a family over an enmity on Sunday night near Shehr Sultan area in Jatoi tehsil.

According to first information report, widow Nazeeran Bibi said her daughter Sughran Mai and grandson Ishfaq (2) were asleep when she saw suspect Asghar throwing acid on them and all started crying.

Locals rushed to the spotand shifted them to Jatoi THQ hospital from where they were referred to district headquarters hospital.

Doctors said all three are critical. Shehr Sultan police have registered a case under Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 336B and arrested Asghar.

Sources said some months back Asghar`s kiosk was gutted by fire and he suspected that Nazeeran`s son Zubair was allegedly involved in the incident.-Correspondent