Tank: Man admits to burning wife over domestic dispute

MODEL RELEASED. Domestic violence. Silhouette of a woman protecting herself from a blow from her partner by holding her arms in front of her face.


Victim died of her wounds after 20 days 

TANK: A man belonging to Tank district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa admitted to setting his wife alight after a minor domestic dispute, police said on Thursday.

The incident that occurred on October 23 had sent the burnt woman to the hospital where she died after 20 days.

Following the incident, a case was registered against the husband of the victim on the complaint of her father, who alleged Faiz Mohammad “doused my daughter in petrol and burnt her alive” after she refused to allow him for a second marriage. The father further said that the accused had abducted his daughter and had married her without her consent one-and-half years ago, and the couple had a two-month-old daughter.

Hospital officials had said the victim’s family had told them that she had suffered burns while cooking in the house.

Mir Akbar Shaheed Police Station SHO Tahir Salim had registered the case on the complaint of Muhammad Khan and arrested the Faiz—the accused.

At the time of arrest, the suspect was claiming that his wife had committed suicide. However, later during the investigation, he confessed to his crime and admitted to burning his wife.