Newly married wife burnt to death by co-wife weeks after her wedding

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A young lady who just got married to her man has been reportedly murdered by her co-wife in Niger State.

A Facebook user who has knowledge of the incident, reports that Fatima, an indigene of Katsina State just got married to her husband in Minna, Niger State capital a few weeks ago.

Sociend Media learnt that the lady was attacked at her apartment by the rival wife who after beating her to pulp set her ablaze. It was gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday, March 23, seven weeks after the deceased got married to the Niger state indigene.

The family source whose name is identified as Muhammad T. Shehu on Facebook, confirmed the incident to newsmen, noting that the two wives were not living in the same apartment. He revealed that the first wife invaded Fatima’s house and beat her to a pulp. Afterwards, she locked her up inside the room and set it on fire, burning the new bride to death.

Though the reason for the attack could not be confirmed at the moment. Shehu said: “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”,

Sociend Media gathered that 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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