LAHORE: A 35-year-old man and his 32-year-old wife burnt to death when a fire erupted at their house in Iqbal Town on Monday night.
Police said that the fire broke out due to a short circuit. Later, it engulfed the entire house. Officials added that when they reached the site, the couple had already suffered extreme burns and were rushed to a hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.
According to the police, rescue teams reached the spot and controlled the fire. They said the husband and wife were in a room and didn't get the chance to escape. However, their children were rescued and are currently safe.
The bodies of the deceased were sent to the morgue. Furniture and other valuables worth millions of rupees were gutted in the fire.
Teenager hanged to death
In a separate incident, a man named Asad Ali allegedly beat up his 19-year-old stepson Rasib Ali and later hanged him to death at his house in Sabzazar.
According to police, Rasib's mother married Asad while Rasib's father's property and other funds were with her. On Monday night, Rasib had an argument with his stepfather and physically assaulted him before matter took a turn for the worst.
Police arrested the accused and sent the body to a morgue.
On Tuesday, the body of a 40-year-old man was found from Nawab Town. A passerby spotted the corpse and informed the police. The cops said the identity of the man and the motive behind his reported murder were yet to be determined.