Girl burned to death after rejecting proposal

Published: June 30, 2014

A young girl was burned to death by a man whose marriage proposal was spurned by her parents. PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD: 

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.

Reader Comments (8)

  • Mirza
    Jun 30, 2014 - 9:58AM

    This must be a conspiracy against us and our country. We do not burn even our dead bodies let alone burning a living person. Let us not change ourselves but try to suppress these kinds of news so that our “reputation” remains excellent in the world.

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  • PHF
    Jun 30, 2014 - 12:00PM

    @Mirza: R u just ignorant ?? Why would u want to suppress this ? This should be highlighted even because our leaders are cowards. At least if it’s highlighted to the world there may be some chance of justice. The only conspiracy that exists is within our own country and i think you are delusional to think we have an excellent reputation.

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  • Reply to PHF
    Jun 30, 2014 - 12:51PM

    Dear PHF, Pakistani media is highlighting issues since launch of private TV channels, newspapers and websites, let’s say fo the last 10 years. Did you see any improvement in the availability of justice for the society. Highlighting news doesn’t guarantee that police and judiciary are working. Until or unless we won’t catch the problem from it’s roots, it won’t be uprooted.

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  • Noman Ansari
    Jun 30, 2014 - 1:18PM

    @PHF:

    I am quite sure that was sarcasm.Recommend

  • How Long ?
    Jun 30, 2014 - 6:21PM

    It’s because of Bollywood addicted masses.

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  • PHF
    Jun 30, 2014 - 7:03PM

    @Reply to PHF: That’s what i said earlier. Stuff needs to be constantly highlighted. At the end of the day reporting something is better than not reporting at all. So what if it has been highlighted since 10 years and there isn’t much progress. We don’t stop bathing daily no matter how dirty we get, right ?

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  • 3rdRockFromTheSun
    Jun 30, 2014 - 9:00PM

    “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.” – Seriously?

    Just slipped this in – did you?

    What is the conviction rate for such crimes? Does any one bother to follow up?

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  • stevenson
    Jul 1, 2014 - 2:38AM

    @PHF: Acts of violence and cruelty are condemned by all in Pakistan and unfortunately happen all over the world. Mirza is probably just some anti Pakistan obsessed Indian guy who is having a joke over the suffering of an innocent woman.

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