A drug addict man has splashed acid on his wife and three children in Nusrat Bhutto Colony area of Karachi.

According to police, Anwar Ali, a drug addict, threw acid on his family members after a quarrel with his wife over some issue on late Friday night.

The burnt wife and children were shifted to Civil Hospital in the city where doctors have termed their condition as critical. Police have started search for the culprit who was able to flee from the scene after the incident.