A young girl was burned to death Saturday night by a man whose marriage proposal was spurned by her parents.
The incident took place in Chak No 296-JB, within the jurisdiction of the City police station in Toba Tek Singh.
Shaukat Ali, father of the victim Sidra, told the police that the accused, Fayyaz Hussain was pressurising Sidra’s family to agree to the marriage. “We refused because he did not belong to our clan,” he said.
Fayyaz reportedly forced his way into the family’s home and doused Sidra in petrol, after which he set her alight. Sidra died en route to the hospital.
Station House Officer (SHO) Saeed Anwar said a case has been registered.
Meanwhile, a man used a nut cracker to gouge out the eyes of his ex-spouse in Bahawalangar district on Sunday after declaring her a bad wife.
Rasheed Ahmed, 40, was married for almost 19 years to 37-year-old Shama Bibi. Ahmed divorced Shama in February.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2014.