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Woman burnt for refusing proposal.

HAFIZABAD -- A young unmarried woman in Pindi Bhattian was set ablazed by a young man as she refused to be married with him. She received more than 70 percent burns on her face and body. She was shifted to the hospital in critical condition. According to police source, accused Habib Ullah of Mohallah Hassanpura Pindi Bhattian wanted to a 22-year-old (P) but she flatly refused to accede to his request.

Thereupon, the accused intruded into her house today and sprinkled petrol on her and set her on fire. She received serious burns and was shifted to the hospital. The Pindi Bhattian police have registered a case and arrested the accused. Moreover A newly born baby boy was found alive lying in the Christians' graveyard on Kassoke Road Hafizabad. Some persons found the infant crying in the graveyard. They informed the police which taken him into their custody. It is surprising that a sharp knife was also found lying near the infant.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:May 25, 2014
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