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Man Burns Niece To Death Over Marriage Feud In Chiniot

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A man has allegedly burnt his 14-year-old niece to death for rejecting the proposal to marriage his son in Punjab’s Chiniot district.

ARY News reported that according to the local police officials, the suspect, Mohammad Yaqoob had asked his brother, Mohammad Yousuf, for the victim Sadia’s engagement with his son which the latter had refused.

“Two months ago, Mohammad Yousuf had tied the knot of his daughter with another relative, rejecting the marriage proposal of his brother. In revenge, Sadia’s uncle, Yaqoob sprinkled petrol over her and set her ablaze when she arrived at her parents’ house.”

The police officials said that Sadia was rushed to a local hospital where she succumbed to the burn injuries. Her parents and in-laws buried the girl and told the police that she had died in a cylinder blast.

The police had started investigation into the matter after finding contradictions in statements of her parents and in-laws. The police took Sadia’s uncle into custody over suspicion. During the interrogation process, her uncle, Yaqoob, confessed to his crime.

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