Man burns wife to death -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Man burns wife to death

GUJRANWALA: A man along with his mother burnt his wife to death allegedly for denying him permission for second marriage after they remained issueless, in Bakhtewala on Saturday.

Shakeel Ahmad, of Mubarkpura, married Fakhera Bibi seven years ago but no offspring was born during their wedlock.

Shakeel wanted to contract second marriage but Fakhera refused. Shakeel and his mother Anwari Bibi allegedly doused Fakhera in petrol and set her ablaze.

The 27-year-old was taken to DHQ Hospital in a critical condition where she succumbed to her burns.

The Sabzi Mandi police registered a case against the man and his mother without any arrest so far.

Fakhera`s body was later handed over to the family after an autopsy.

The family later held a demonstration by placing the body on GT Road. They demanded that the suspects be arrested at the earliest.

Source: Dawn

Date:3/6/2011