KATSINA:  Newlywed bride burnt to death by her husband’s first wife


Tragedy struck in Minna, the Niger State capital when a newlywed woman simply identified as Fatima who hails from Katsina State was burnt to death by her husband’s first wife.

The incident was made known by the Katsina Post which revealed that the incident happened on Tuesday, March 23; about seven weeks after the deceased got married to the Niger state indigene.

A family source which spoke to Katsina Post said that the first wife went to Fatima’s house and beat her to pulp. Afterwards, she locked her up inside the room and set it on fire, burning the new bride to death.

“They were not living in the same house but the first wife went to her house which is not far and beaten her to death before locking her room up and setting her ablaze”, the family source said.

The deceased will be buried according to Islamic rites today, Wednesday, March 24, at Sabuwar Unguwa residential area in Katsina metropolis.


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