Burnt Pabna woman dies at DMCH


A woman, set on fire allegedly by her in-laws, died at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday night.

The deceased was identified as Fajia Khatun, 32, wife of Surman Mandal of Talimnagar village in Bera upazila.

SM Moinuddin, inspector of Aminpur Police Station, said Fajia succumbed to her injuries around 11pm.

According to the statement of a case filed by the woman’s father, Surman Mandal, a Malaysia expatriate, sent money to the bank account of her sister Shamela Khatun.

Shamela gave Fajia Tk 3,000 for covering the family’s expenses, leading to frequent quarrel between her and her in-laws.

On May 9, Fajia 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.

Fajia’s father Fajibor Rahman filed a case against six people over the incident.

SI Ibrahim, Investigation officer of that case said that they have arrested Shamela but the others are on the run. They are trying to arrest them.