Woman hurt in acid attack in B'baria
A woman suffered burn injuries in an acid attack carried out allegedly by a man as she refused to develop relationships with him in Mirashani village of Brahmanbaria's Bijoynagar early yesterday.
Rubina Akter, 25, wife of Saudi Arabia expatriate Reaz Uddin, is now undergoing treatment at Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital with burns on her waist and both hands.
Quoting victim's elder brother Shahed Ajmal, police said Jewel Miah, a neighbour of Rubina, and his two associates -- Abu Taher and Kashem -- threw acid at his sister through the window while she was sleeping in her room around 12:15am.
Jewel wanted to build an illicit relationship with his sister in absence of his brother-in-law. Jewel also called his sister over mobile phone and disturbed her, Shahed alleged.
Both Jewel and his two associates went into hiding after the incident.
Shahin Miah, doctor of Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital, said Rubina suffered 15 percent burns to her body. But she was out of danger.
Ali Ashraf, officer-in-charge of Bijoynagar Police Station, said they heard about the incident. Necessary legal action would be taken in this regard, the OC added.