A 21 year old lady today died after she was allegedly set ablaze by her husband last week here in Shopian district, reports said.
Asiya wife of Rayees Ahmad Khan of Vehil Shopian was taken to SMHS hospital on September 29 where she died yesterday.
Asiya was allegedly burned by her husband in his home on September 29 after they had entered into some heated arguments.
The lady was later taken to district hospital in a critical condition where from she was referred to SMHS and after battling for life for six days, she died on Sunday.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, brother of Asiya, Adil Ahmad Bhat of Nowgam Shopian said, "My sister was burned to death by her husband. He used to beat up my sister and even stopped her from visiting our home."
He said, "On 30th September when my sister was in SMHS, she described the whole scene to me. Her husband went to Jammu and when he returned back he had a bag with him. My sister enquired about the bag, but he refused to show her. When she forcibly tried to check, she found some wine bottles in the bag. After it her husband got angry and beat up her mercilessly. He later sprayed oil upon her body and burned her."
"My sister also informed that she tried to spray water upon her body in bathroom but did not know what happened thereafter," Adil said.
"After lying in bathroom for many hours, she was taken to district hospital Shopian by locals."
"We brought her to our home and buried her here," he said.
He said that they had registered a complaint in police station Shopian on the same day when the incident happened and police today arrested Rayees.
Asiya has a three-year-old son.
SHO Police Station Shopian, Feroze Ahmad said, "We have registered case under FIR No. 223/2015 vide section 309 RPC in this regard and investigation is going on."
"I can't say anything about the arrests as we have not yet arrested any one formally," the SHO said.