HAFIZABAD - A young woman sustained critical burns when a young man set her ablaze for turning down his marriage proposal here.

She received more than 70 percent burns on her face and body.  She was shifted to hospital in critical condition.

According to police source, accused Habib Ullah, a resident of Mohallah Hassanpura, Pindi Bhattian wanted to a 22-year-old woman (identity withheld) but she flatly refused to accede to his request. Thereupon, the accused intruded into her house, sprinkled petrol and set her ablaze.

She received serious burns and was shifted to hospital.

The Pindi Bhattian Police have registered a case and arrested the accused.