A woman who was set on fire allegedly by her husband after demanding recognition as wife in Laxmipur died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital today.
Deceased Shahinur was brought to Dhaka by policemen from Laxmipur around 2:00am, in-Charge of the hospital’s police outpost, Bacchu Miah, said.
She breathed her last around 10:30am at DMCH, the official said.
UNB reports, talking to reporters at Sadar hospital earlier, the victim claimed that she was married one and a half years ago to one Salauddin, son of Mohor Ali.
One year after her marriage she came to know that Salauddin was married earlier and has two sons. Hearing the news, she rushed to Salauddin's house at Ayubnagar and claimed recognition as his wife.
At one stage, Salauddin took her to a field and set her on fire by pouring kerosene, she claimed.
Shahenur was rescued with thirty percent burn injuries and was admitted to the Sadar hospital, said sub-inspector Abu Musa of Laxmipur district police outpost.