Woman set on fire by ‘husband’ in Laxmipur

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Staff Reporter:

A woman suffered severe burn injuries as her husband allegedly set her on fire at Ayubnagar in Komolnagarupazila on Sunday afternoon.

The injured is ShahenurAkhter, 24, daughter of ZaforAlam, hailing from Sonagazi village in Raozanupazila in Chattogram.

The victim claimed that Salauddin, son of Mohor Ali and she got married one and a half years ago. One year after her marriage she came to know that Salauddin was married and father of two sons. Hearing the news, she went to Salauddin’s house and claimed for her recognition as wife.

Salauddin took her to a  Soyabean field in the afternoon and set her afire by pouring kerosene.

Being rescued, Shahenur, who sustained 30 percent burn injuries, was admitted to the Sadar hospital, said sub-inspector Abu Musa of Laxmipur district police outpost.

Later, the injured was referred to Dhaka Medical College Burn Unit.

A S M MahatabUddin, superintendent of Laxmipur Police, said that they visited the spot and talked to locals.unb

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