Two men arrested for setting woman, three daughters on fire

Published: November 15, 2012
Husband and in-laws used to insult her ‘for not bearing a male child’. PHOTO: FILE

Husband and in-laws used to insult her ‘for not bearing a male child’. PHOTO: FILE


A man and his brother were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly setting the former’s wife and three daughters on fire.

Chaubara police said the men Nadeem and Aslam, their mother, Shafqat Bibi, and the latter’s wife, Rukhsana Bibi, were nominated in the FIR registered by the victim’s brother, Muhammad Irshad. While two of them had been arrested, police said they were looking for the rest of the two suspects.

Station House Officer Sadiq Rind told The Express Tribune that the post-mortem examination reports revealed that the deceased had been killed.

He said that Tasleem Bibi, 35, had been married to Muhammad Nadeem, a resident of Chak 498, and had three daughters, Farwa, Naureen and Tehreem, from the marriage.

Her family told the police that Nadeem and his parents used to insult her for not bearing a male child.

They also said Tasleem Bibi was frequently beaten up by her husband, his brother and their mother.

On Tuesday, Irshad said, he received a call from his sister asking him to come over to her house. He said she was crying and told him that her husband was beating her and threatening to kill her.

He said when he reached their home, he was told that Tasleem Bibi had set herself and her three daughters on fire and had been taken to district headquarters hospital.

Upon reaching the hospital, he said, he learnt that his sister and nieces had died. Medical Superintendent Dr Sadiq Mehmood told The Express Tribune that the younger girls, aged 3 and 5 years, had already died when they were brought to the hospital. He said the woman and the eldest child, 7, were referred to a hospital in Multan, but they died on the way.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 15th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Yusuf Al-Kafir
    Nov 16, 2012 - 12:08AM

    To call this a savage act would be an understatement……….


  • JDS
    Nov 16, 2012 - 1:55AM

    So much for cultural relativism. These acts are only rare in western countries. It happens with stunning regularity and often goes unpunished in their native lands. We call it insanity, they call it honor.


  • Krystalle
    Nov 16, 2012 - 3:05AM

    This is the result of lack of education, something many pakistanis know very little about. So, when will the government force the imams into schools to educate them in matters of sexual education. They have no idea that it is the man’s sperm that is responsible for the sex of the child.

    These horror stories coming out of islamic countries are non-stop.

    I now boycott anything imported from Pakistan.


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