Khanewal Man Sets Wife Alight Over Domestic Dispute

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Khanewal (November 13, 2017): A man in Khanewal on Monday allegedly doused his wife in petrol and set her alight following a domestic altercation, police said.

Taking notice of the incident, District Police Officer Zahid Nawaz Marwat said that the accused, Umar Sanka, had visited his wife, A*, at the residence of her parents, where the two entered into an altercation.

“A* had already left her husband’s house and was living with her parents,” DPO Marwat explained.

Following the altercation, Umar sprayed petrol on A* and set her alight. According to the DPO, the victim’s right wrist and shoulder received burn wounds from the attack.

A* was transferred to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Khanewal for treatment, the DPO said, adding that her condition was stable now.

A first information report (FIR) was registered against the suspect, following which he was arrested, Marwat said.

Meanwhile, the victim has been provided police protection, the DPO concluded.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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