Blind acid attack survivor gang raped by three men in Pakistan

The poor woman was lured to an offender’s house with the promise of charity 

According to War Against Rape four women are raped in Pakistan everyday (file pic)
According to War Against Rape four women are raped in Pakistan everyday (file pic)

A woman who lost her eyesight in an acid attack in 2002 has been gangraped in Pakistan, according to police.

The victim's neighbour, Muhammed Younus, and two friends, Saleem and Khalid, have been accused of sexually assaulting the women, deputy superintendent Saddar Akram Niazi said.

Police say two of the three men have been detained and the victim has been medically examined to establish rape, The Express Tribune reported.

The woman, the wife of a day labourer, has a poor family and had apparently been receiving financial assistance and charity from Mr Younus.

The paper alleges the man met the woman at the Tehsil Headquarters hospital in Layyah where her 12-year-old daughter was having a medical check-up.

He persuaded the woman to go to his home, claiming he had a Rs 3,000 (£30) Zakat – charity donation – for her.

Her family told the paper that once there the woman and her daughter were tied up, and the victim was then assaulted by the three men in another room.

Mr Younus apparently threatened to rape the woman’s daughter if she told anyone what had happened.

In 2002, the victim lost her eyesight after her cousin threw acid on her because she refused his marriage proposal.

The cousin was convicted and served six years in jail.

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