Man throws acid on brother over phone charger issue

Faisalabad—A man received severe burns on his face and neck after his elder brother threw acid on him in a heated dispute over a cell phone charger in 541-GB Chakkian on Monday, police said.
According to CCPO Afzaal Ahmad, Ashraf Hussain, 27, threw acid on his younger brother Sharafat Hussain after the two got into an argument about who would use the home’s only cell phone charger first.
Sharafat was taken to Allied Hospital Faisalabad, where doctors fear he may lose sight in one eye in addition to the severe burns on his face and neck. Ahmad said no arrests have been made as Ashraf fled the scene after the attack, but expects a First Information Report to be lodged later at the Garh police station. Between 150 and 400 cases of acid attacks are reported in Pakistan every year.—DNA

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