Domestic violence: Protest against woman’s killing in Lahore

Published: September 1, 2018
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Victim was allegedly tortured and burnt to death by her husband and in-laws two days ago. STOCK IMAGE

Victim was allegedly tortured and burnt to death by her husband and in-laws two days ago. STOCK IMAGE

LAHORE: Family members and relatives of a woman, who was allegedly tortured and burnt to death by her husband and in-laws a couple of days ago, staged a protest on Ferozpur Road on Saturday.

The protesters blocked the road for traffic and shouted slogans against the brutal killing. They also demanded justice and an immediate arrest of the accused persons.

The victim, identified as Sonia, had a dispute with her husband Muhammad Irfan, who in collusion with his family, allegedly brutally tortured her, poured petrol over her and set her on fire. As a result, she sustained serious burns and 50% of her body was badly burnt.

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Irfan and other in-laws took Sonia to a local clinic, where she was treated for two days. However, when her condition did not improve, they took her to the Mayo Hospital, where she was treated for 15 days and eventually succumbed to her injuries.

Police have registered a case against the suspects on the complaint of victim’s father. However, no arrests have been made thus far.

Meanwhile, a man was found dead in Hanjarwal. A passerby spotted the body and informed the police. A police team reached the spot and shifted the body to a morgue. The identity of the man and the reason behind the killing have yet to be ascertained, according to police.

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