Pakistan: Husband sets wife on fire for leaving house without permission

A Shia Muslim procession at Haram Gate, Multan, Pakistan

MULTAN: A man and his father have been arrested in the latest so-called “honour killing” case after they set the son’s wife alight for leaving the house without asking his permission, police said on Sunday.

Muhammad Siddique became enraged on learning that his wife, Shabana Bibi, 25, had visited her sister without first asking him if she could go out, her brother Muhammad Azam said.

Siddique and his father then beat Bibi before dousing her with petrol and setting her on fire in Muzaffargarh district on Friday, Azam said…