Woman set on fire by ‘in-laws’ dies at DMCH

Staff Correspondent

15th May, 2019 11:15:31 printer

After fighting for life for five days, a woman who was set on fire allegedly by her in-laws died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday night.

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

Inspector of Aminpur police station SM Moinuddin said Saji succumbed to her injuries at around 11.00pm.

According to the statement of a case filed by the victim’s father, Surman, an expatriate living in Malaysia, sent money to the bank account of his sister Shamela Khatun. Shamela gave Saji Tk 3,000 for bearing the family's expenses that led to frequent quarrels between Saji 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 Saji and set her on fire.

On hearing her scream, locals rescued her and took her to Pabna General Hospital. She was later shifted to DMCH. Saji's father Fajibor Rahman sued six people over the incident.

However, police have arrested Shamela, but others are still on the run.