A man in Khanewal allegedly threw petrol on his wife and set her alight following a domestic altercation on Monday, police said. Taking notice of the incident, District Police Officer Zahid Nawaz Marwat said that Umar Sanka visited his wife ‘A’ at the residence of her parents, where the two entered into an altercation. ‘A’ had already left her husband’s house and was living with her parents,’ DPO Marwat said.
Following the altercation, Umar sprayed petrol on ‘A’ and attempted to set her alight. According to the DPO, the victim’s right wrist and shoulder received burn wounds. ‘A’ was transferred to District Headquarter (DHQ) Hospital Khanewal for treatment, the DPO said, adding that her condition was stable now.