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Woman set ablaze by in-laws

January 25, 2012

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SANGHAR, Jan 25: The mother of two who was allegedly set on fire by her in-laws on Tuesday evening in the Padari Jo Goth, five km from here, was on Wednesday shifted to Karachi in critical condition from the burns ward of the Hyderabad Civil Hospital.

Ms Saba Noreen was reportedly burnt by her father-in-law and mother-in-law over some domestic disputes and according to doctors her body was 80 per cent burnt. Her father Yaqoob Masih rushed to the Padri Jo Goth from Kotri and took her to Hyderabad for treatment.

Mr Yaqoob lodged an FIR against the in-laws in Sanghar and police arrested the mother-in-law Shakeela Masih and the father-in-law Ishaq Masih.

Mr Yaqoob told Dawn said that his daughter was burnt and brutally tortured by her in-laws when she was suffering from fever and was taking rest in a room. They doused her in kerosene oil and set her on fire, he said.  The accused Mr Ishaq denied involvement in the incident and the mother in-law claimed Ms Noreen had committed self-immolation.—A correspondent

SANGHAR, Jan 25: The mother of two who was allegedly set on fire by her in-laws on Tuesday evening in the Padari Jo Goth, five km from here, was on Wednesday shifted to Karachi in critical condition from the burns ward of the Hyderabad Civil Hospital. Ms Saba Noreen was reportedly burnt by her father-in-law and mother-in-law over some domestic disputes and according to doctors her body was 80 per cent burnt. Her father Yaqoob Masih rushed to the Padri Jo Goth from Kotri and took her to Hyderabad for treatment. Mr Yaqoob lodged an FIR against the in-laws in Sanghar and police arrested the mother-in-law Shakeela Masih and the father-in-law Ishaq Masih. Mr Yaqoob told Dawn said that his daughter was burnt and brutally tortured by her in-laws when she was suffering from fever and was taking rest in a room. They doused her in kerosene oil and set her on fire, he said.  The accused Mr Ishaq denied involvement in the incident and the mother in-law claimed Ms Noreen had committed self-immolation. —A correspondent