Five members of a family including a couple sustained critical burns when they were attacked with acid by the opponents here on Sunday.

Police said that in Hamidpur Kanwra locality of Multan, the accused attacked members of their rival family. As a result, five persons including a couple, their two daughters and a son sustained critical burns. They were shifted to the Burn Unit of Nishtar Hospital.

The police have registered a case against the accused who managed to flee from the scene.