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Marriage without father’s consent

Man burns 7 of his family to death in Punjab

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:03 PM, 18 October 2021  

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A man has been charged with burning two daughters, a son-in-law and four grandchildren to death in Pakistan’s Punjab over a marriage dispute. They were burnt to death after the man setting the house on fire. 

It is learned that one of the two killed daughters married without her father’s consent, who is also the prime accused in the case, reports Reuters.

Accroding to Reuters, citing the local police on Sunday, the accused has been on the run since the incident. Police are conducting drives to arrest him. 

Abdul Majid, a police officer in Pakistan’s Punjab province, told Reuters by telephone that the incident took place at a village in Punjab’s Muzaffargarh district. “The accused was identified as Manzoor Hossain. The victims were identified as Fauzia Bibi and Khurshid Mai – the two sisters lived with their family in a house in the village. Khurshid Mai’s husband also died in the fire,” he said.

Reuters reported that Fauzia Bibi, the daughter of the accused, married Mehbub Ahmed out of love without her father’s consent, resulting in a dispute between daughter Fauzia Bibi and her father Manzoor Hossain. Fauzia’s father Manzoor also lived in a nearby village. However, Fauzia’s husband Mehboob Ahmed survived as he was out of the house.  

In a statement given to the police, Mehboob Ahmed said he was not there when the house caught fire. He returned from work very early in the morning and saw a fire in his house.

Mehboob Ahmed said Fauzia and her four-month-old son died in the blaze. Khurshid Mai, including her three children aged 2,6,13, also died in the fire.  

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