A dying girl informed paramedics her husband doused her in flammable liquid earlier than ‘setting her on fire’, an inquest has heard.
Nosheen Akhtar, 31, died in hospital with extreme burns on 24 July 2021, at some point after the incident in Bury, Higher Manchester.
She ran from her residence onto East Avenue engulfed in flames as neighbours tried to assist her, Rochdale Coroner’s Court docket was informed on Monday.
Ms Akhtar – initially from Pakistan – stated to paramedic Amy Bradburn who handled her: ‘My husband did it’. Nevertheless, he gave a unique account of what occurred.
The pair have been reportedly having troubles of their marriage.
Giving proof on the inquest, Ms Bradburn stated the girl’s face ‘looked as though it had been melted’ and she or he had ‘extensive burns’ on her physique.
She was ‘screaming in agony for us to help’, in line with one other paramedic Duncan Mayoh.
In a press release learn out in court docket, Ms Akhtar’s household described her as ‘brave’ and ‘good-natured’, however stated she ‘kept a lot from the family’.
‘Nosheen did not want to show the family that she was stressed,’ the assertion learn. ‘She was very nice. She used to take care of us like a mother.’
Husband Waqas Mahmood was handled on the scene for a number of blister burns to his hand.
He was described as ‘worked up’ however ‘cooperative’ by the medic who tended to his wounds.
Mr Wilson stated: ‘I requested what had occurred and he defined that his spouse had poured white spirit on herself and set hearth to herself.
‘She came into the living room on fire and he set about trying to extinguish the flames using cushions, towels and blankets then picked her up and took her out of the house.’
But, the inquest – which is able to final seven days – was informed CCTV footage confirmed Ms Akhtar operating out of the property on hearth, whereas Mr Mahmood and his brother Hasnain used cushions to try to extinguish the flames.
Mr Mahmood was current on the inquest on Monday, however his brother was not.
No verdict has been given but.
Within the months main as much as her loss of life, Ms Akhtar spoke of marriage issues to household and medical professionals, the inquest heard.
Her mom Zaheera Bibi stated Ms Akhtar talked about she and Mr Mahmood usually fought and she or he was ‘fed up’ with him visiting his ex-wife – on an virtually every day foundation.
She stated: ‘She used to ring and cry on the phone. There were so many fights and arguments between them.’
Ms Bradburn stated Ms Akhtar knowledgeable a colleague on the scene she ‘poured petrol on herself’.
After visiting household in Pakistan in 2020, Ms Bibi stated her daughter ‘seemed worried’ about returning to the UK.
She stated: ‘She wanted to make her marriage successful and she wanted to do whatever she could do to save her marriage.’
In February 2021, Ms Akhtar was taken to hospital after struggling an overdose, the inquest heard.
Dr Afzal Hussain informed the inquest that in an appointment with Ms Akhtar the next month, she claimed to have taken the overdose ‘in frustration’, accusing Mr Mahmood of ‘neglecting and ignoring’ her.
Talking over the telephone a day earlier than the incident, Ms Bibi stated her daughter appeared ‘in a happy mood’.
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