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TOBA TEK SINGH: A woman was allegedly set on fire by her in-laws on Sunday in Kamalia.

According to Kamalia city police, 31-year-old Saadia Zafar told police that she had developed differences with her husband over which she had arguments with him and his parents. Later, her husband, Ali Imran, brother-in-law Adnan and sister-in-law Natasha Perveen set her clothes ablaze because of which she received serious burn injuries.

Saadia was rushed to Kamalia THQ Hospital by Rescue 1122 where doctors referred her to the DHQ hospital as 70 per cent of her body had been burnt. DHQ hospital doctors referred her to Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital.

MYSTERIOUS DEATHS: On the directions of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, Faisalabad Regional Police Officer (RPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar visited along with District Police Officer Sadiq Ali Dogar the house of Muhammad Riaz in Chak 351-GB where four women had been found dead on Saturday.

He questioned locals and police officers about the incident. He was told that Riaz and his friend Abdul Aziz, who was staying in the house as a guest, were in police custody. The RPO will send a report on the incident to the CM.

Meanwhile, police sources said that during investigation, Riaz disclosed that his daughter, 16-year-old Razia Bibi, had been engaged on the insistence of his deceased wife to a relative from Jhang, but he was against it. He added that a day before the incident, he received a call from his daughter’s former fiancé who threatened him over the phone.

Published in Dawn, March 11th, 2019