SIALKOT - A quack threw acid on a woman and her three daughters at their home for rejecting his marriage proposal in Bonkan-Pakka Ghara locality.

According to the local police, Qasim stated to be a quack had his clinic in that area. His wife had died about six months ago and he was forcing her to marry him. Police added that the accused again proposed her to marry him on Valentine's Day but she refused which infuriated him.

He went to the house of Afshan and knocked the door saying that their mother had sent  milk for them. As the girls opened the door, the accused threw acid on the girls fled away from the scene.

The acid fell faces, arms and heads of Afshan (20), Amina (8), Jannat Bibi (6) and Aysha (7). The neighbours gathered there after listening to victims' hue and cry.

Later, Rescue 1122 shifted the victims to Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial Teaching Hospital Sialkot in critical condition. The doctors said that 40 percent head, 20 percent face, hands, arms of victim Afshan were badly burnt.

However, 20 percent arms of the Jannat Bibi also burnt with acid. The condition of Afshan and Jannat was stated to be critical.

Meanwhile, police arrested the accused who had confessed to throwing acid on the girls as they had rejected his marriage proposal. Police sent the accused behind bars after registering a case.

PROJECTS UNDERWAY: Sialkot District Council Chairperson Hina Arshad Warraich inspected the construction work of two main under construction roads.

She said that the District Council was spending Rs50 million on the construction of 4km Bhaagowal Road, which would be completed till the end of March 2018. It is also spending Rs20 million on the construction of 2.5km long Shatabgarh Road, she added. She directed the concerned officials and contractors to ensure timely completion of those projects with the use of quality material.

She said that the construction work of 123 road infrastructure development schemes worth Rs.1.40 billion was briskly underway in Sialkot district. She added that the development schemes worth Rs5 million  each in all the 124 rural union councils of Sialkot district were underway.