MUZAFFARGARH-A man burnt his daughter-in-law over a domestic dispute in Manakpur Basti Chgra in the jurisdiction of Shah Jamal Police, some 40-km away from here the other night.

The woman was shifted to Nishtar Hospital in critical condition. According to details, Shabana Mai, resident of Manakpur, was married off to Siddique four years ago. The couple, however, failed to develop cordial relation and often quarrelled over petty issues. The other night her father-in-law Pir Bakhsh locked Shabana in a room in the house, sprinkled kerosene oil and set her ablaze. She sustained critical burns and was rushed to the emergency ward of Nishtar Hospital. According doctors, the woman has suffered 100% burns on her body.

The police have registered a case against Siddique and his father Pir Bakhsh and arrested them.