SIALKOT: A woman allegedly set her husband ablaze following a dispute at Dargaanwali village on Sunday.

According to the FIR lodged at the Sialkot Saddar police station by Ehsan Elahi, his brother Khalid Ahmed, 48, and his wife Alia Bibi, 43, quarreled

over a domestic dispute after which the woman threw petrol on him and set him ablaze.

Neighbours reached there while responding to Khalid’s hue and cry and sent for the Rescue 1122 which shifted him to the Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial Teaching Hospital from where he was shifted to Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital due to his critical condition.

Doctors said Khalid had suffered 90pc burns.

Inspector Tariq Mahmood Dhuddi (SHO Sialkot Saddar police station) said police had arrested Alia Bibi and sent her behind the bars.

INJURED: Three labourers were injured as the roof of an under-construction house collapsed during rain in Sialkot city’s Deenpura locality on Sunday.

Mawaz, Shams and Muzammil were working when the roof of the house caved in as a result of which they were injured.

Rescuers pulled out the injured from the debris and shifted them to hospital in a critical condition.

Published in Dawn, July 13th, 2020