Man sets ablaze newly-wed wife in Islamabad

Suspect arrested, booked for murder


Arsalan Altaf January 11, 2018
Sources said that Ambreen called her mother on Wednesday afternoon to tell that Zubair had subjected her to torture. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: A man allegedly killed his wife by dousing crude oil over her and then setting her ablaze in Islamabad on Thursday.

Ambreen Bibi, the victim, was taken to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) with critical burn injuries where she died in early hours of Thursday.

Initially, the woman’s husband, identified as Zubair, claimed she sustained the injuries from a cylinder blast.

However, the victim’s mother and other family members suspected his involvement and approached the police.

A police investigator told The Express Tribune that it has been confirmed that the woman was first covered with crude oil and then set ablaze.

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The police have arrested Zubair and booked him for murder.

A PIMS doctor said the woman was taken to hospital after midnight with almost 100% burn wounds.

Zubair, who was already married, tied the knot with Ambreen in the court five months back.

According to the victim's family, Zubair often physically assaulted his wife.

Sources said that Ambreen called her mother on Wednesday afternoon to tell that Zubair had subjected her to torture.

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