A man set ablaze his wife over being pregnant with a baby girl after conducting an Ultrasound here in Chak-187 on Saturday.

After an ultrasound report confirmed that the woman, identified as Samina, was having a baby girl, her husband Perveiz Ahmed set her on fire, causing 90 burns to the woman. The victim was shifted to a local hospital, where she was stated to be in critical condition.

The suspect had taken victim to a hospital to get her ultrasound report, but the test result incensed him that his wife was having a baby girl. After returning home, Ahmed tortured Samina and set her on fire, which also caused her miscarriage and the baby girl died on the spot.

The police have claimed that they have arrested the suspect and investigation is underway. The police also said that it would be in a position to say something about the incident about complete investigation.