Woman set on fire by ‘husband’ in Lakshmipur

Woman set on fire by ‘husband’ in Lakshmipur

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

The injured is Shahenur Akhter, 24, daughter of Zafor Alam, hailing from Sonagazi village in Raozan upazila in Chattogram.

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

Salauddin poured kerosene and set fire in a Soyabean field in the afternoon.

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

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

A S M Mahatab Uddin, superintendent of Lakshmipur Police, said that they visited the spot and talked to locals.