Man set ablaze in Lahore for allegedly stealing cellphone

Police arrested suspect Jahangir allegedly involved in burning man


Mohammad Shahzad December 02, 2017
The victim’s face was severely burnt, however, he is said to be out of danger now. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Citizens set ablaze a man, namely Arshad, on Saturday, for allegedly stealing a cellphone in Lahore’s Nawab Town area.

The man’s face was severely burnt, however, he is said to be out of danger now. Police reached the incident site immediately and arrested a suspect, Jahangir, allegedly involved in the burning of the man.

Police are further investigating the matter, an official said.

Heinous act: Woman set ablaze by ‘in-laws’ for not bearing child

Earlier in May this year, a woman suffered burn injuries when her in-laws set her ablaze for not bearing a child in Punjab's Okara. The victim was shifted to District Headquarter Hospital for treatment, police said.

A police official told The Express Tribune that Asia Bibi tied-the-knot with Afzal three years ago in Village 36/4L. “However, the woman was unable to bear a child which led to routine arguments and fights between Asia and her in-laws,” he added.

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