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Man arrested for setting wife on fire

November 15, 2017

TANK: The police claimed to have arrested a man here on Tuesday on charges of dousing his wife with petrol and setting her afire last month.

The woman died in Tank’s Christian Hospital on Saturday after remaining admitted there for 20 days. The burning incident had occurred on October 23.

The police registered a case on the complaint of Mohammad Khan, father of the woman, saying that her husband, Faiz Mohammad, set her on fire after she refused to allow him for a second marriage.

He told the police the accused had kidnapped his daughter and had forcibly married her one and half years ago. He said she had a two-month-old daughter.

The complainant said the deceased had told her mother when she visited her in the hospital that she had been burnt by her husband after she refused to allow him a second marriage. The victim’s mother did not disclose the matter for fear of the family of the accused, he added.

Officials at the Christian Hospital said the victim’s family had told them that she had suffered burns while cooking in the house.

Mir Akbar Shaheed police station SHO Tahir Salim registered the case on the complaint of Muhammad Khan and arrested the accused.

Published in Dawn, November 15th, 2017