A young girl suffered serious burn injuries as miscreants allegedly set her on fire in Birpur of Narsingdi town on Thursday night.
The victim is 17-year-old Phulon Barman, reports UNB.
Salauddin Ahmed, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Narsingdi Model police station, said Phulon went to a grocery shop for a small purchase around 8:45pm.
While returning to home, two miscreants waylaid the girl and took her to an abandoned place and set the girl on fire after pouring kerosene over her body.
Hearing her screams, local people rushed in and took her to sadar hospital. She was then moved to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital as her condition deteriorated.