A man in Khanewal on Monday allegedly doused his wife in petrol and set her alight following a domestic altercation, police said.

Taking notice of the incident, District Police Officer Zahid Nawaz Marwat said that the accused, Umar Sanka, had visited his wife, A*, at the residence of her parents, where the two entered into an altercation.

"A* had already left her husband's house and was living with her parents," DPO Marwat explained.

Following the altercation, Umar sprayed petrol on A* and set her alight. According to the DPO, the victim's right wrist and shoulder received burn wounds from the attack.

A* was transferred to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Khanewal for treatment, the DPO said, adding that her condition was stable now.

A first information report (FIR) was registered against the suspect, following which he was arrested, Marwat said.

Meanwhile, the victim has been provided police protection, the DPO concluded.

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