ISLAMABAD: A badly burnt young girl was brought to the burns centre of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Kinza, 20, was admitted to the burns centre on Friday but she could not survive. Doctors said her injuries were of a very serious nature, having suffered more than 80% burns. Moreover, she was initially treated at a local hospital which further deteriorated her chances of survival, hospital officials said.
Her father Muhammad Younas told the Loi Bher police that she was mentally ill and had set herself alight in the night while the family, other residents of Pakistan Town, were asleep. She was badly burnt before the fire could be put off. She was shifted to a local hospital for emergency treatment but was later shifted to Pims after her condition deteriorated.
The body of the girl was handed over to the family for burial.
Asked about a case being registered, police said the family did not want police investigations into the incident since they claimed the girl had committed suicide while she was not in her senses.
The police, however, said there were discrepancies in the accounts of the incident narrated to them and statements recorded by the girl’s father. Police maintained that investigations into the incident will be launched after three days of mourning and the family of the girl will be probed.