Two sisters suffered severe injuries, one on the head while the other bled from the nose, as criminals beat them after breaking open one of the windows of their room in East Dinshad area of the district town on Wednesday night.
Injured Monika Rani Bhowmik, 28, and her sister Tara Rani Bhowmik, 35, daughters of Nikhil Chandra Bhowmik of Mulkandi village in Daulatpur upazila, were first taken to 250-bed Manikganj Government Hospital and later shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) as their condition deteriorated.
Victims' family members said Tara, an apprentice lawyer working under lawyer Shipra Rani of Manikganj District and Sessions Judge's Court, and her younger sister Monika, a master's final-year student at Manikganj Government Debendra College, live at a rented house owned by Amulya Chandra Mandal.
House owner Amulya said his wife Archana called the duo, both unmarried, yesterday morning and failing to get any response, she informed her neighbours.
After repeated calls by the neighbours Tara managed to open the door and fell to the ground, while neighbours found Monika on the bed with severe head injuries, he said.
Later, Amulya with the help of locals took the injured sisters to Manikganj Government Hospital.
Officer-in-Charge of Sadar Police Station Rakibuzzaman said he visited the spot and the motive behind the attack would be clear after the victims are released from the hospital.
“As we found a brick inside the room, we suspect that the criminals might have beaten the girls and hit them with the brick,” the OC said.