On the rocks: Husband burns wife after quarrel

She had argued with her husband over meeting her parents .

Our Correspondent July 12, 2014


A woman was burned by her husband on Friday.

Police said Amina Bibi had married Safiur Rehman five years ago. They said both were residents of Pakhi Mor in Vehari.

They said the couple had argued frequently over Amina’s visits to her parents.

They said on Friday, her parents visited her at their house and she sent them back with her son, saying she would meet them in an hour.

They said Rehman had not wanted to send his son with them.

Police said after they left, Rehman beat his wife, doused her in kerosene oil and set her on fire.

Police said some neighbours called Rescue 1122 who took her to a hospital in Vehari.

Doctors told The Express Tribune she had 75 per cent burns.

She was referred to the burn unit in Nishtar Hospital in Multan. Vehari police said the husband remained at large.

Man sent on four-day remand

A court on Tuesday allowed four-day remand of a man who attacked his wife.

The man had confessed to attacking his wife with a knife after an argument.

Police said 28-year-old Rabia had married 31-year-old Razzaq in Multan four years ago. They said the couple had been living in Mominabad Colony in Multan with their two-year-old child.

They said the couple argued often about Rabia visiting her parents.

They said she had wanted to visit her parents every day but her husband wanted her to see them once a month.  They said on the day of the incident, Rabia told him she would serve him breakfast only if he allowed her to meet her parents.

They said Razzaq cut her throat with a knife.

Rabia was taken to Nishtar Hospital in Multan. They said Rabia was still in intensive care.

The police had arrested Razzaq in a raid. They said he told them that he had attacked her because she insisted on spending more time with her parents.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2014.


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