Pabna college girl dies at DMCH after set on fire by father’s rivals

Staff Correspondent | Published: 14:24, Aug 28,2018 | Updated: 15:04, Aug 28,2018


Burn and Plastic Surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital. -- New Age file photo

The Pabna college girl, who was set on fire by dousing with petrol allegedly by her father’s rivals eight days ago, succumbed to her injuries at the burn and plastic surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital early Tuesday.

The victim, Mukti Khatun, 22, daughter of freedom fighter Mojammel Haque of Nagdemra under Santhia upazila in Pabna lost her battle for life at about 1:40am on Tuesday, said Partha Shankar Paul, resident medical officer of the burn and plastic surgery unit of the DMCH.

Officials at the burn unit said victim, a second-year student of Philosophy of Pabna Edward College, was admitted to the hospital with 60 per cent burns on August 19.

Santhia police station officer-in-charge Md Abul Majid, quoting the case lodged by the victim’s father on August 20, said his father’s rivals led by their neighbour Abdus Salam set fire to their house as well as on the girl’s body after dousing them with petrol on August 19 while only female members were at home.

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