Manzoor Hussain is being hunted by police after allegedly setting hearth to the house that sisters Fauzia Bibi and Khurshid Mai shared in a village within the Muzaffargargh district of central Pakistan, police official Abdul Majeed instructed Reuters by telephone.
Mai’s husband additionally died within the blaze, Majeed mentioned.
Bibi had married Mehboob Ahmad about 18 months in the past in opposition to her father’s will in a so-called love marriage, in line with the official, versus an organized marriage.
“The incident is final result of the rivalry between the 2 households over the love marriage,” Majeed mentioned.
Hussain, the daddy being looked for, lives in a close-by village, he added.
Bibi’s husband Ahmad instructed police he was not at dwelling on the time of the hearth and had discovered the home ablaze when he returned from work early within the morning, in line with his assertion to officers, which was seen by Reuters.
Ahmad mentioned his 4-month-old son had died, together with Mai’s three kids aged 2, 6, and 13.
Tons of of ladies in Pakistan are killed by family members yearly for marrying with out consent, or in opposition to their household’s needs, in line with the Human Rights Fee of Pakistan.