Pregnant woman dies in Manikganj fire

Sun Online Desk

11th March, 2021 01:21:57 printer

Pregnant woman dies in Manikganj fire

An expecting mother died after her addicted father-in-law set their tin-shed house on fire at remote Alokdia char in Shivalaya upazila of Manikganj on Thursday morning.

The deceased was identified as Liba Khatun, 27, wife of Solaiman, who is now working as an excavator operator for a company in Rajshahi.

Locals said, addicted Julhas, son of Katie Ardos of Alokdia Char, set fire to their tin-shed house in the area on Thursday morning and the fire spread within a moment. The fire left his 10-month-old pregnant daughter-in-law Liba dead on the spot and son-in-law Billal injured. Both of them were inside the house.

Confirming the news, Firoz Kabir, officer-on-charge (OC) of Shivalaya Police Station, said that the matter is being investigated and preparation is underway to file a case in connection with the incident.