HARIPUR: A woman was burnt to death allegedly by her husband and in-laws in Jati Pind village in the limits of the Saddar police station, officials said here on Friday.
They quoted the woman’s parents as accusing her husband and in-laws of setting her alight.
They said a woman aged 25 was brought to the trauma centre on Thursday evening with 100 per cent burn injuries, where the doctors pronounced her dead.
Officials said deceased woman’s husband had informed the police that she had committed suicide by dousing her with petrol and setting her on fire. However, the woman’s father, a resident of Mohallah Kheewa in Khalabat Township, contested the claim, saying his daughter had been continuously complaining about her husband’s and in-laws’ violent attitude towards her since her marriage a couple of years ago.
The complainant told the police that her daughter’s husband and his other family members used to beat her, and on the evening of Thursday, they again beat her up. In a bid to erase the torture marks on her body, they set her on fire, he alleged.
On the complaint of the victim’s father, the doctors at the trauma centre conducted autopsy on the body. The autopsy report was awaited.