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Woman burnt to death in Toba Tek Singh by rejected suitor

June 29, 2014

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— File photo
— File photo

TOBA TEK SINGH: A young woman was burnt to death in Toba Tek Singh's Chak 296-GB village by her suitor over rejection of his marriage proposal.

Police claimed to have taken the suspect into custody along with the petrol canister used in the attack.

The suspect was moved to an undisclosed location for further investigations while the registration of a case was underway at a local police station.

The incident occurred when the young suspect visited the residence of the victim with his marriage proposal, according to the girl's family members who added that the proposal was turned down, upon which the suspect got enraged and lit the girl on fire after sprinkling petrol on her.

The girl was shifted to District Headquarters Hospital in critical condition where she succumbed to her wounds during treatment.

Family-members staged protests demanding a postmortem and justice for the deceased and also claimed that the suspect had been warned several times in the past over eve teasing incidents with the victim.

Area residents said that the suspect had also had an altercation with the victims brother, a day earlier, over harassment issues.

— Sultan Mehmood contributed to the reporting of this story