Drug addicted man throws acid at five family members

Staff Correspondent | Published: 15:51, Apr 20,2021 | Updated: 00:40, Apr 21,2021


A drug addict allegedly attacked five members of his family, including his mother, with acid at Lalbagh in Dhaka on Tuesday morning.

Later the attacker also poured acid on himself causing burn injuries, police said.

The attacker has been identified as Ali Hossain, 40. The victims are his mother Momena Begum, 70, his sister Jamila Akhter, 30, his brothers Anowar Hossain, 52, and Iqbal Hossain, 45, and his nephew Saleheen, 20.

They all were sent to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery for treatment.

Dhaka Medical College Hospital police camp in-charge inspector Md Bachchu Mia confirmed the incident to New Age, saying that Ali Hossain was a drug addict and mentally unstable.

‘Ali works at a battery factory. He had a feud with his family on Tuesday morning. At one stage, he threw acid at them and then pour it on his body,’ the inspector added. 

‘Jamila, Iqbal and Saleheen have been shifted to Agargaon eye hospital as their eyes got injured in the attack. Ali Hossain was kept under observation,’ he added.

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