LAHORE - A man burnt his sister-in-law in Shadbagh area apparently in a bid ‘to seek revenge’, police said yesterday.

Sidra, 23, resident of Narowal, was married to her cousin Waqas Ali of Bhagatpura, Shadbagh, some two years ago. She was present at her house, along with his sister-in-law’s daughter, when her husband’s elder brother Waris Ali approached there carrying a bottle full of petrol. He locked the woman in the room and set her ablaze after dousing her with petrol.

Police said after noticing the fire, the neighbours gathered on the spot and started efforts to put off the blaze and also alerted police and the Rescue-1122 ambulances.

The woman’s body was shifted to city morgue for autopsy.

A police officer said that the suspect was working in Saudi Arabia when his family contracted the marriage of the girl with his younger brother and he learnt about their marriage when he came back to Pakistan.

Sidra’s husband also set up his business after getting money from his elder brother who, on his return to the country, demanded his share from the business. But the family denied to give Waris Ali any share in the business.

It prompted the suspect to take revenge, the investigators believed. Some of the family members were also taken into custody for interrogation, police claimed.

Old enmity claims three lives

A 50-year-old man and his two sons were shot dead by old rivals in Chung police station limits yesterday.

Amanat and his two sons were going to a local court when Imran, the main suspect, intercepted them in their village Mananwala and shot at the victim, the police said. The victims received bullet injuries, and as a result, Amanat and his son Adnan and Rizwan died.

The accused surrendered before police who took him into custody. The bodies were removed to morgue for autopsy, while the police collected forensic evidences from crime scene and registered the statements of the eye-witnesses.

Police said that the victim family had an old enmity with the suspect. Two men already had been killed in the dispute. Further investigation was in process.

Couple found dead in DHA

A man and his wife were found dead under mysterious circumstances in their room in Defence-B Police Station limits yesterday.

Police said that Qamar worked as a driver and lived in a rented house in Defence-B with his wife Kishwar and his 10-year-old son. His wife worked as a beautician on a beauty parlor. On Saturday, they were found in a pool of blood in their room and a pistol was also recovered from the room.

Police removed the bodies to morgue for autopsy after collecting forensic evidences from crime scene.

Their son, Rajab told the police that his parents had exchanged harsh words with each other before going to sleep. He said that the next day he knocked at the door of the room but they did not wake up. On which he gathered the neighbours who informed the police.