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Elderly man dies after being set on fire in Khagrachhari

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  • 6th October, 2021 12:23:13 PM
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Elderly man dies after being set on fire in Khagrachhari

A 65-year-old man, who was allegedly set on fire by another man in Khagrachhari's Ramgarh upazila on Tuesday night, has died at a hospital in the district.

The deceased was identified as Chai Thoai Marma, belonging to the Marma community.

Meanwhile, police arrested Md Sharif, 26, son of Abu Ahmed, who confessed his involvement in the crime during primary interrogation, the inspector said.

Quoting victim's daughter Ma Ma Ching Marma, Rajib Chandra Kar, inspector (investigation) of Ramgarh Police Station, said Sharif attacked her father at a local tea stall. Later, he first hit my father in the head with a stick and then poured petrol on him and set on fire, leaving him critically injured.

The victim was rushed to Ramgarh Upazila Health complex where he succumbed to his injuries, Inspector Rajib said.

He said they are investigating the incident.