Man takes life after killing step-daughter

Staff Correspondent

14 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A man committed suicide after setting fire on his house, leaving his step-daughter dead and her mother with 80 percent burn injury, at Patharghata upazila in Barguna on Thursday.      

Sakhina Akther, 10, died on the spot while her mother Shajenur Begum, 30, was undergoing treatment at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barisal. The incident took place at Ruhita village under Sadar Patharghata union of the upazila at around 2:30 am on the day.  

Police recovered the body of Sakhina’s step-father Belal Hossen, 35, hanging from a mango tree at the village at around 10:30am on the day.  

Ibrahim, cousin of the deceased, said Belal married Shajenur around 1.5 years ago and family dispute had been going on since then.