Rawalpindi - A 50-year-old man tried to spray acid on the face of his ex-wife here at Jatli area, reliable sources disclosed to The Nation yesterday.

The attacker also put chillies into her eyes and tried to suffocate her to death, sources said. The woman sustained minor burn injuries and was rushed to hospital while the locals caught and handed over the attacker to police, they said.

According to sources, a lady namely Sanam Batool got married with Wajid Hussain, resident of Chakbeli Khan, seven years ago. The couple has two daughters. Later differences emerged between the couple and Sanam got divorced from her husband through a court of law a few months ago. The lady started living with her parents, they said adding that Wajib entered her house and first thrashed her and put red chillies into her eyes and later tried to throw acid on Sanam’s face, sources added. Some masons and locals gathered over the hue and cry of the victim lady and caught the attacker, they said.

When contacted, SHO Police Station Jatli Muhammad Nawaz said that police have arrested the accused. He said that the lady remained saved from acid attack .

He said that police also recovered pistol and acid bottle from the possession of Wajib.