Elderly woman burnt alive in Kurigram

Our Correspondent

10 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

KURIGRAM: An elderly woman was burnt to death in a fire that broke out at her house in Bhurungamari upazila of the district early Tuesday.

Deceased Martabhon Bewa, 85, was a resident of Paschimchhat Gopalpur village in the upazila.

Local sources the fire began at the house of Abdul Majid at the village at early hours.

Although the other family members managed to go outside of the house at that time, Majid’s mother Martabhon could not. She was burnt to death in the incident.

Four cows and a goat also died in the fire incident.

The fire might have been originated from a mosquito coil, the sources added.

However, the upazila parishad chairman Nurunnabi Chowdhury, UNO Dipok Kumar Deb Sharma, and Bhurungamari Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Atiar Rahman visited the scene.