Sonia Bibi, 20, Burned by her Jilted Boyfriend, 24, for refusing his Marriage Proposal in Pakistan

Sonia Bibi, 20, burned alive by her former boyfriend, who doused her with petrol and set her alight after she turned down his offer of marriage, the incident took place in a remote village of Multan district in central Punjab province.

Bibi was admitted to hospital last month after her former lover wet her with petrol and set her ablaze when she told him she had fallen out of love with him and therefore could not marry him but she could not make it as she lost the battle on Tuesday, November 3.

About 45 to 50 percent of her body had been burned in the attack

Miss Bibi had told police that she had fallen out of love with Ahmed, and preliminary investigations suggested he had set her on fire ‘after she refused to marry him’.

Latif Ahmed, 24, who reportedly attacked her after she refused to marry him. In her statement to the police, Bibi had said that she had fallen out of love with Ahmed. The 24-year-old suspect has been arrested by the police and is currently in detention.

Hundreds of women are murdered in Pakistan each year in cases of domestic violence or on the grounds of defending family ‘honour’.

The Aurat Foundation, a campaign group that works to improve the lives of women in Pakistan’s conservative and patriarchal society, says more than 3,000 women have been killed in such attacks since 2008.

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