Woman ‘set ablaze by in-laws’ dies at DMCH

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Prothom Alo IllustrationA woman, set on fire allegedly by her in-laws, died at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday night, reports UNB.

The deceased is Saji Khatun, 32, wife of Surman Mandal of Talimnagar village in Bera upazila of Pabna.

SM Moinuddin, inspector of Aminpur police station, said Saji succumbed to her injuries around 11:00pm.

According to the statement of a case filed by the victim’s father, Surman, a Malaysia expatriate, sent money to the bank account of her sister Shamela Khatun. Shamela gave Saji Tk 3,000 for covering the family's expenses that led to a frequent quarrel between her and her in-laws.

On 9 May, Saji had an altercation with her mother, sister and brother in-laws, and at one stage, they poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.

Locals rescued her hearing her scream and took her to Pabna General Hospital. She was later shifted to DMCH.

Saji's father Fajibor Rahman sued six people over the incident. Police have arrested Shamela but the others are on the run.

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