Mandi Bahauddin (November 11, 2017): A girl was allegedly burned alive by a man for rejecting his marriage proposal in Mandi Bahauddin on Friday, said police officials.
In her statement to the police, the girl who is in her mid-twenties, said that following her rejection of the marriage proposal, Tassawur (the suspect) took her to his home by deception.
On reaching the residence, the suspect tied her hands and legs, and then set her on fire. The neighbors immediately rushed to the site of the incident and doused the fire after hearing the desperate calls for help.
The girl was shifted to Aziz Bhatti Hospital Gujrat for immediate medical treatment. Doctors said that the survivor sustained 60% of the burn injuries.
Police have arrested the suspect and launched investigation into the case. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif also took notice of the incident and sought a report from the DPO.
He ordered the police to take action against the responsible persons and directed the administration to provide the best healthcare facilities to the girl.