Lahore: Man held for setting wife on fire
LAHORE: As reported by the Express Tribune on Wednesday, a woman is recovering in hospital with burns to 30 percent of her body after she was allegedly set on fire by her husband and in-laws in Nawankot on Tuesday. The police have arrested Muhammad Irfan and are trying to arrest his sister-in-law Saba and mother Parveen Akhtar for the attempted murder of Naheed Fatima, 23, said Inspector Faiz Rasool, the investigator in charge of the case. Irfan denies the charge. Naheed told the police that she had been attacked for resisting Irfan’s plans to divorce her and wed Saba, the wife of his late brother. According to the statement she gave to police, Naheed and Irfan wed in 2009, have a baby boy and live at a house in Furniture Chowk, Nawankot. She said that she had been getting into quarrels with Saba and Parveen from the start of the marriage, and they had long wanted Irfan to divorce her.