Pakistani Christian girl, Asma Yacoob, dies after acid attack and being set on fire

A 25-year-old Christian woman has died following being set alight for refusing a Muslim man’s marriage proposal.

Asma Yacoob was doused in acid before being set on fire by Rizwan Gujjar, 30. She been working as a beautician for the last two years and was making a good living due to her expert knowledge.

Her brother Nabeel Yaqoob, 23, met Gujjar where he worked as a panaflex-maker (banner print-worker).

They became good friends and Rizwan would often visit Nabeel at his family home where he developed an attraction for Asma.

Her brother Nabeel Yaqoob, 23, met Gujjar where he worked as a panaflex-maker (banner print-worker).

They became good friends and Rizwan would often visit Nabeel at his family home where he developed an attraction for Asma.

Asma was friendly to Rizwan because he was her brother’s friend, but when Gunnar proposed marriage three months ago, she refused his advances.
On 10th April Asma went to provide her beautician services to a bride in Pak Pura town, Sialkot.

At around 11pm she was told her brother had arrived and wanted to speak to her.

But when Asma went to the courtyard she saw Gujjar instead of her brother.

He instantly threw large amounts of acid on her and then set her on fire before running away. read more