DASKA- Victim Shahbaz, who was set ablaze publically in a Daska village, has lost his fight for life at Mayo Hospital Lahore Friday evening.

His family members said that he suffered severe burn wounds on almost all parts of his body. Earlier, victim’s younger sister Sumera told newsmen by telephone here that he was still lying unconscious at the burn unit of the hospital.

The grieved family said that the accused were still at large in the village and threatening them with dire consequences including threats to set their house ablaze in the village for reporting the matter to police. The family added that the Motra police were reluctant to arrest the accused.

The victim’s family has urged Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and police high-ups to ensure early arrest of the accused, provide security of life and property for the family and provide them with justice.

The 32-year-old driver is father of four minor children. The police has registered a case under section 336-B PPC, with no arrest. The FIR revealed that three accused including Imran alias Imranu and Adnan sprinkled patrol and kerosene oil on Shahbaz and set him ablaze publically in village Punjgraayien-Motra, as “punishment” for informing the police about their “negative, anti social and criminal activities” in the area. His sister said that the accused were politically influential.

When contacted, DSP Rana Zahid Hussain said that the police were raiding various places to ensure the early arrest of the accused.