Man ‘burns wife alive’ – 26 Apr 2023

Victim had refused husband’s offer for reconciliation

A man allegedly burnt his estranged wife alive, police said.

Police arrested the suspect, Tariq, and registered a case against him under Section 302 of the PPC on the complaint of the victim’s father, Nizam.

The victim, Shazia Bibi, has left behind two daughters and four sons.

Tariq and Shazia Bibi had been married for many years, according to the SHO of the Shahkot Police Station, Ejaz Aslam.

However, Shazia Bibi had walked out on her husband a year ago and been living with her parents ever since, police said.

The other day, Tariq decided to persuade his wife to come back to him and so he went to the house of his in-laws.

Shazia Bibi refused to entertain her husband’s request for a reunion and told him that she was not going to go back to his house.

Tariq became enraged over his wife’s refusal for reconciliation and allegedly doused her with petrol and set her ablaze.

Shazia Bibi was taken to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital of Chichawatni from where she was referred to a hospital in Multan, but she died before she could make it to the hospital in Multan.

Last month, a woman had sustained burn injuries after she came under an acid attack in Khurrianwala, police said.

According to the police report, Mohammad Rizwan, a resident of Ward No. 12, Nankana, had lodged a report with the police stating that suspects Arshad, a resident of Chak No. 70/GB, and Nazia Bibi, resident of Chak No. 225/RB, Ghaffari Town, allegedly armed with a pistol and carrying a bottle of acid arrived at the house of his sister, Farwa, and knocked at the door.

He said that his sister lived on the upper floor of the house with her nine-month-old son, Ibrahim, while Farwa’s sister-in-law, Iqra Bibi, lived on the ground floor.

Mohammad Rizwan told the police that when Iqra opened the door, the suspects hurtled towards his sister’s room where Nazia allegedly threatened to kill his sister unless she gave them her gold ornaments.

Out of fear, his sister handed the gold ornaments over to Nazia Bibi.

Nevertheless, Nazia Bibi threw acid on his sister’s right cheek and lips, injuring her.

He told the police that when his sister raised an alarm, the suspects escaped.

Mohammad Rizwan said that his sister called 15, and police arrived at her house.

The complainant alleged that the sister-in-law of his sister had colluded with the suspects.

The D Type Colony Police Station had registered a case against the suspects and mounted a search for them.

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