LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday took notice on a news item published in section of press that a newly married woman died after her in-laws threw acid on her.
The District & Sessions Judge, Okara, has been directed to probe the matter and submit a detailed report regarding steps taken by the local police along with his own comments.
An 18-year-old Shagufta Bibi, daughter of a laborer Anwar, got married with Nazir six months ago. The relations between the couple and other family members remained sour. After Nazir along with his family tortured Shagufta and threw acid on her body, she succumbed to burn injuries.
However, police had registered a case and arrested Nazir, husband of the deceased woman. LHC Complaint Cell took serious notice of the news and directed the D&SJ concerned to probe the matter and submit report in a week.