gruesome: Elderly woman ‘burnt alive’ 

Police said the victim’s brother, Iqbal, alleged that Parveen’s niece and her husband are involved in the murder


Our Correspondent December 31, 2018

LAHORE: An elderly woman, ‘set ablaze’ by unidentified men, died on Sunday. Reportedly, 70-year old Parveen was set on fire at her home in Sherakot. As a result, she sustained severe burns and died during treatment at a hospital. The culprits managed to escape.

Police said the victim’s brother, Iqbal, alleged that Parveen’s niece and her husband are involved in the murder. Police have registered a case and are looking into the matter.

Meanwhile, a six-year-old girl from Kot Lakhpat was reunited with her parents on Sunday. Police made the announcement at local mosques and the family was reunited. The girl and her parents came from Pattoki to meet their relatives in Kot Lakhpat, Lahore. On the day of the incident, the girl forgot her way back home and started crying on the road. Police spotted her and she was reunited with her parents.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 31st, 2018.

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