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ISLAMABAD: A woman was allegedly killed by her husband and in-laws in the capital, police said on Thursday.

The victim was allegedly doused in kerosene and set on fire by her husband and his family at a house in Ghori Town, they said.

The deceased, identified as Ambreen, was her husband’s second wife, and had married him some six months ago.

Her mother approached the Kural police and alleged that her son-in-law and his family were behind the victim’s death.

She said the couple had fallen in love and gotten married in a court.

She told the police that her daughter had been beaten by her husband, police said, and that her daughter’s in-laws has claimed she died from burns she received due to a gas cylinder explosion.

The police said Kural police have taken the body of the deceased into custody following the complaint lodged by the victim’s mother, and the body has been shifted to a hospital for an autopsy.

The police have also picked up the victim’s husband for further investigations, and examined the house, where they found suspicious circumstances, including kerosene.

Published in Dawn, January 12th, 2018