Girl set on fire on family’s refusal to marriage proposal in Muzaffargarh

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MUZAFFARGARH: A teenager girl was set on fire on Thursday after her family turned down a marriage proposal in Muzaffargarh.

Misbah, who hails from Basti Miani, was sleeping in her room when a suspect named Yousuf and his accomplice broke into her house during mid-night and sprayed petrol over the victim. The suspects managed to abscond after setting the girl on fire, police said.

The victim’s mother said she woke up when she heard her daughter’s scream. She told the police that Yousuf had sent his proposal for Misbah but the family rejected his proposal.

The victim was shifted to the burn unit of District Headquarters Hospital Muzaffargarh, to which the doctors apprised that the girl received 50% burns on her body, the police said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Jatoi Asif Rasheed said a case has been registered under Section 324 (attempted murder) at Bait Hazar Police station against Yousuf and his unidentified companion on the complaint of victim’s mother.

The police further said its teams have been dispatch to nab the accomplice.