Arson attack kills housewife in Bhola

United News of Bangladesh . Bhola | Published: 14:40, Jan 19,2019


A housewife was reportedly burnt to death while her sister and a niece sustained burn injuries as miscreants set fire on their room at Kharakandi village in Lalmohan in Bhola early Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Surma, wife of Rafiq of Deula area in Burhanuddin in the district.

Quoting locals, Md Moktar Hossain, Bhola superintendent of police, said that Surma went to her sister Angkura’s house as her husband left her 10 days ago over a family feud.

After taking dinner on Friday night, Surma slept with her sister Angkura and her daughter Khadiza.

Miscreant entered their room tunnelling under the fence around 1:30am and set them afire, leaving Surma dead on the spot and two others injured.

Surma’s family members claimed that Rafiq married off Surma six months ago and it was his third marriage. After the marriage, the couple used to quarrel as Rafiq did not work to earn.

They also claimed that Rafiq has involvement behind with the incident.

Meanwhile, Bhola civil surgeon Rathindra Nath Mazumder said Suma's injured sister and niece received 70 per cent burn injuries and their condition was reported critical.

However, police could not arrest anyone till filling of this report at 2:10 pm Saturday.

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