Karachi: Cop held for setting spouse on fire
KARACHI: A cop was booked for burning his wife at their house near Burf Khana stop in Malir area, officials said on Saturday. Identified as Tauqeer Khatoon, the victim was stated to be in critical condition at the Civil Hospital Burns Ward. Doctors said 90 percent of her body had been burnt. In her statement, the victim said her husband, namely Abul Hassan, a police constable posted to the Memon Goth Police Station, set her on fire. She said Hassan burnt her inside their house after she rejected his permission for third marriage. The accused denied the allegations and claimed he was not at home at the time of the incident. A case against the accused police constable has been registered. Further investigation is underway.