LARKANA: A dejected mother of four minor children allegedly torched herself due to which her 90% body was burnt late last night over over second marriage by her husband.
The 40-year-old woman, Saeeda Soomro, wife of Sadaruddin Soomro, working as PA to Deputy Commissioner, Larkana, threw petrol on her body and burnt herself at midnight. She was immediately rushed to Chandka Medical College Hospital here, where duty doctors examined her.
On hearing the news, DC Javed Ali Jagirani and other officers also reached the hospital. She was shifted in critical condition after provision of emergency treatment in an ambulance to Karachi where she was refused admission by Agha Khan Hospital. Later, she was admitted to the Burns Centre of Civil Hospital Karachi.
It is reported that her husband married a divorced lady doctor approximately six months ago who too is mother of three kids and is living in Revenue Colony. The reports further said that she also tried before this to end her life by inhaling poison but was saved.
In another incident, one Ali Hassan Khokhar died in a motorcycle and wagon collision on Larkana-Ratodero Indus Highway and constable Aziz Khatyan was injured, who is posted at DIGP office Larkana.