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Woman succumbs to burns at Mayo

LAHORE: A 20-year-old woman succumbed to her burns at Mayo Hospital on Thursday, six days after she burnt herself outside her former in-laws’ house near Doctors’ Hospital in Johar Town.

Police said Asma Bibi, of Awan Town, had contracted court marriage with Sameerul Haq, of G-1 Block in Johar Town, a few months back.

Sameer divorced Asma after one month of the marriage and the latter started living at her parents’.

On July 18, Asma visited her ex-husband’s house for reconciliation but was ignored. She set herself on fire outside her in-laws’ house and received more than 90 per cent burns. She was rushed to Mayo Hospital.

According to the police, Asma had stated before the police that she committed the act after being divorced by her husband and no one from her in-laws was responsible for her self-immolation.

A case under Section 325 (attempt to commit suicide) of the Pakistan Penal Code was registered against the woman on July 18.
Source: Dawn
Date:7/24/2009

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