QUETTA: For attacking two women with acid in Quetta in the May of 2015, Vijay Pervez Masih was sentenced by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) to 14 years in prison, according to media reports on Monday.
Pervez was handed the sentence by ATC Judge Dawood Nasar who ordered him to submit a fine of Rs1 million.
In 2015, Pervez had sprayed acid on two women, Rimsha Masih and Hina Masih, who were then 28 and 16 years old respectively, near Basti Panchyat area on MeCongi Road in Quetta. Soon after complaints of the victims, he was arrested by the police and was sent to District Jail Quetta and later moved to Central Jail.
A case had been registered against the accused under Section 336-93/15 of the PPC and Section 7 of the ATA at the City Police Station Quetta.
The women were taken to Lady Dufferin Hospital and after initial treatment shifted to the burns ward of Bolan Medical College Hospital. They were later shifted to Karachi for treatment.
Hina had suffered burns on hands and legs while Rimsha suffered burn-wounds on her face and hands, hospital sources had said, adding that Hina was burnt 15 per cent while Rimsha 30 per cent.