KASUR: A woman received third-degree burns after she was set on fire allegedly by her husband and in-laws over a domestic issue in the Purani Sabzi Mandi area on Thursday.
The woman, identified as Nadia Bibi, was referred to the Jinnah Hospital in Lahore in a critical condition.
According to B-Division police, Nadia of Khudian was married to Muhammad Saleem of Kasur about one and a half years back. The couple had a son.
On Thursday, Nadia and Saleem exchanged harsh words over some domestic issue. Later, Saleem, a kerosene dealer, along with other family members allegedly sprinkled kerosene on Nadia and set her on fire.
The neighbours came to the rescue of Nadia and rushed her to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital but there was no burn unit in the hospital and doctors referred her to the Jinnah Hospital.
According to Station House Officer Malik Tariq, Nadia was in a critical condition in the hospital. He said the police had yet not received any application from the family of Nadia and they were looking into the incident from different angles, including the possibility of a suicide attempt.