Woman allegedly set on fire by husband

Updated 13 Aug 2020

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She was shifted to Holy Family Hospital, where she recorded her statement, which led to the registration of a case against her husband. — File photo
She was shifted to Holy Family Hospital, where she recorded her statement, which led to the registration of a case against her husband. — File photo

RAWALPINDI: A woman who suffered burn injuries was hospitalised, after she was allegedly set on fire by her husband in Naseerabad on Wednesday.

Police said the woman, 48, belongs to Kahuta and got married 21 years ago. Relations between the couple started getting bitter over the marriage of their elder daughter, as her husband was against the marriage.

The investigating officer, while quoting the victim’s statement, said that as the marriage date of her daughter was approaching, her husband had been behaving well, contrary to his attitude previously.

She alleged in her statement that while her daughter had gone to her relatives’ house, her husband came to her room and doused petrol on her.

After that he set her on fire. Upon hearing her screaming, her son and two of her relatives rushed to her rescue and extinguished the fire.

The victim received critical burns and was shifted to Holy Family Hospital, where she recorded her statement, which led to the registration of a case against her husband. Police said raids are underway to arrest the accused.

Published in Dawn, August 13th, 2020