A wife allegedly doused her husband with petrol and set him ablaze over not transferring ownership of their house into her name here on Friday.

The man sustained critical burns and was shifted to Aziz Bhatti Hospital.

According to the police, Zeeshan got married with Kanawal, 30, resident of Mohallah Rangpura on Shahdola Road some two months ago. The police said that soon the couple developed differences over the ownership transfer of their house into her name and the girl went to her parents house. On Friday Zeeshan went to his in-laws to reconcile his wife and bring her back. However, they exchanged hot words and Kanawal along with her brother Ahmed Raza allegedly sprinkled petrol on her husband and set him ablaze. The man sustained critical burns on different parts of the body and was rushed to Aziz Bhatti Hospital where his condition is stated to be critical.On the other hands, the family of Zeeshan protested against the police for not taking action against the culprits and the hospital management for not providing treatment facilities to the injured.