BAHAWALPUR: A girl allegedly threw acid over the face of her lover following his engagement with another girl here on Tuesday.

The youth sustained burns on his face and was shifted to hospital while the police arrested the girl and her mother.

According to police, resident of Chak 151 Muraad near Hasilpur, Muhammad Tahir used to visit the house of Shahneela Akhtar and with the course of time, he developed an affair with the girl. However, two days ago, Tahir got engaged with another girl, which disappointed the girl.

Unhappy over the youth’s betrayal, Shahneela along with her brother Rizwan and mother Sughran Bibi went to Tahir’s house. They found him asleep at his dera at which the girl threw acid on his face. He sustained critical burns and was immediately rushed to the THQ hospital.

The Hasilpur Saddr Police registered a case against the girl, her brother and mother and arrested the girl along with her mother. The police have launched search for Rizwan.–Staff Reporter