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Woman ‘burns herself’ to death

LAHORE, Oct 22: A woman allegedly burnt herself to death over a domestic issue in Kahna police precincts on Monday. Police said Shaheen, 25, was living with her husband Abdul Manan and a stepson in a rented house in Rehmat Park. She used to quarrel with her husband because she did not want her stepson to stay with them.

On Monday, she again had an argument with her husband, locked herself in the room, sprayed kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze.

Listening her screams, her neighbours extinguished the fire and took her to Lahore General Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

INJURED BOY DIES: A minor boy, who sustained burn injuries in a cylinder blast in Sabzazar a few days ago, succumbed to his injuries on Monday.

Police said Muhammad Qasim, 12, of Rasheedpura went with his father Akbar Khan to buy a gas cylinder. As they reached their home, the cylinder exploded and both father and son were injured. They were taken to Lahore General Hospital where Khan succumbed to his injuries two days after the incident and Qasim died on Monday.

ACCIDENTS: A three-year-old girl, Fatima, was knocked down by a speeding car when she was playing outside her Dayal village residence in Berki area. She died on the spot.

Locals nabbed the car driver, Papi, and handed him over to police.

Similarly, a 13-year-old girl, Munaza, was killed in a hit-and-run accident at Chungi Amar Sidhu in Factory Area.

She succumbed to her injuries while being taken to the hospital.

An unidentified 55-year-old man was crushed to death by a speeding truck on Multan Road in Manga Mandi police precincts. Police said the man was crossing the road when the incident took place. The truck driver fled.

BODY FOUND: Nishtar Colony police recovered the body of an unidentified 25-year-old man from Rohi drain near Bank Stop on Monday. According to the police, the investigators have found no marks on the body.

Source: Dawn