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Muzaffargarh: Arson suspected in fire that killed seven

Man from family married a woman against her parents will

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 17, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
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Posted: Oct 17, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago

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Seven people of a family were killed after a fire broke out at their house in Muzaffargarh's Jahanian early Sunday morning. The blaze is now being investigated as an incident of arson after it emerged that a member of the family had married a woman against her parents' will. According to officials, the deceased include four children aged between two months and 10 years, two women, and a man. The bodies were moved to the DHQ Hospital for post-mortem examination. Immediately after the blaze was reported, Advisor to Punjab CM Abdul Hayi Dasti reached the sire. The Assistant Commissioner of the area was there too. "The incident is very sad. The Punjab government will provide both legal and financial aid to the family," Dasti promised. The police begun investigations to determine if the incident was planned or an accident. Police officials say they were also investigating the possibility of arson. One male member of the family who remained unhurt because he was not at home told the police that he suspected his in-laws had set the house on fire. Mehboob had married a woman one and a half years ago against her parents' will. His wife and infant daughter have died in the blaze.
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Seven people of a family were killed after a fire broke out at their house in Muzaffargarh’s Jahanian early Sunday morning.

The blaze is now being investigated as an incident of arson after it emerged that a member of the family had married a woman against her parents’ will.

According to officials, the deceased include four children aged between two months and 10 years, two women, and a man.

The bodies were moved to the DHQ Hospital for post-mortem examination.

Immediately after the blaze was reported, Advisor to Punjab CM Abdul Hayi Dasti reached the sire. The Assistant Commissioner of the area was there too.

“The incident is very sad. The Punjab government will provide both legal and financial aid to the family,” Dasti promised.

The police begun investigations to determine if the incident was planned or an accident.

Police officials say they were also investigating the possibility of arson.

One male member of the family who remained unhurt because he was not at home told the police that he suspected his in-laws had set the house on fire.

Mehboob had married a woman one and a half years ago against her parents’ will.

His wife and infant daughter have died in the blaze.

 
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