Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: A 27-year-old woman, Waseema, and her alleged paramour Farooq were burnt alive reportedly by her husband Imran at Purana Haveli on Sunday. Imran later surrendered at the Mirchowk police station, the police said.

Waseema died on the spot, while Farooq is battling for life at the Osmania General Hospital. Police said Imran set them ablaze after he came to know their ‘illegal affair’. Imran’s marriage was performed with Waseema eight years ago. He runs a marriage bureau, according to the police.

Killed

In another incident, a 35-year-old man was burnt to death on the city suburbs at Balapur on Sunday. Assailants first killed the man by smashing his head with a boulder and later burnt him. Police suspect that some persons known to the victim could have committed the crime.