Husband, family set wife ablaze for leaving home without permission

A Pakistani man and his father has been arrested after they set his wife ablaze because she left home without permission.

Honour killing is prevalent in Asia

In what is generally called honour killing in some parts of Asia, a husband, Muhammad Siddique, his father and two other family members in Pakistan have been arrested for setting the man's wife on fire after she left their house without taking permission from them, reports Yahoo News.

The report has it that after Siddique realised that his 25-year-old wife, Shabana Bibi, had visited her sister without first seeking permission, he became enraged and by the time she came back, he and his father and the two others descended on her and beat her mercilessly, after which they set her on fire.

According to Bibi's brother, Muhammad Azam, Siddique and his father brutally beat Bibi before covering the woman in gasoline and setting her on fire.

Bibi was taken to the hospital, but doctors could not save her as she suffered burns to 80% of her body and pased away few days later.

Azam added that his sister had suffered from repeated domestic abuse at the hands of Siddique throughout the couple’s three years old marriage and was said to have often blamed her for their inability to have children.


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