Police foiled a bid to clandestinely bury a woman who died from severe burns in Baraigram upazila in Natore on Friday afternoon.
Kamrunnahar Shelly, the third wife of Awami League’s Zoari union unit chief Abdur Razzak, was injured in a fire on June 2. Her husband insisted that she had suffered severe burns in a gas cylinder explosion.
But sub-inspector Liton Kumar, who was investigating the incident, said he found the gas cylinder intact when he visited the spot on Friday. Shelly’s burnt clothes soaked with kerosene were recovered from a bush near her house.
There was an attempt to bury the victim secretly but police foiled the attempt and recovered the body and sent it for a post-mortem examination.
Baraigram police in-charge Dilip Kumar Das said that Shelly was initially admitted to a local clinic on Sunday and later shifted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. She was again taken to a local clinic where she succumbed to her injuries.
Dilip said police filed a general diary on Friday. ‘If the post-mortem examination report indicates that it was a murder, then we’ll file a case,’ the police officer said.
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