BAHAWALPUR -An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) sentenced a man to life imprisonment for attacking a woman with acid.

Muhammad Azhar threw acid on Sameena Bibi due to which she lost her both eyes and received critical burns on her face and neck. ATC Judge Khalid Arshad pronounced the verdict on completion of hearing of the case.

The court also ordered the accused to pay as compensation Rs1 million to the victim and if he fails to pay the amount he will have to serve further six monthsin prison. The court released two others by giving them the benefit of the doubt while one criminal Mazhar was declared fugitive. As per procurator, Muhammad Azhar had attacked Sameena Bibi with acid on April 26 last year, due to which she lost her both eyes and received burn injuries on her face and neck.

The City Police had registered a case against them and submitted of the case challan to the ATC.