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Monday, December 13, 2010

Multan: Husband sets wife on fire over land dispute

MULTAN, Dec 13 : Husband set on fire his wife, who was later admitted to hospital in critical condition here on Monday, police sources said.

A woman identified as Afshan, mother of five children was severely beaten and set on fire by her husband Abdul Majeed over land dispute with his in-laws. Afshan was admitted to Burn Unit of Nishtar Hospital in critical condition.

Local sources said that Majeed was at logger head over a piece of land with brothers of Afshan and had repeatedly urged Afshan to ask her brothers to withdraw the registered cases against him, but they refused to do so.

Upon their refusal, Majeed with the help of his brother identified as Abdul Hameed, first beaten Afshan and then threw petrol at her and set her ablaze.

Children and brothers of Afshan lodged FIR against Majeed and Abdul Hameed in Mumtazabad Police Station. No arrest was made in this regard, police sources said.

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