• Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021
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Pabna woman dies after being hit by train while taking selfie

  • Published at 01:23 pm November 7th, 2021
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She was a local leader of an affiliate organization of the ruling party

A woman has succumbed to her injuries at a hospital, 13 days after she was struck by a train while trying to take a selfie on the railway tracks.

Pabna resident Rumana Akter Mitu, 35, died at a private hospital in Rajshahi late on Saturday. 

“She was being treated at the hospital for 13 days. The body has been handed over to the family,” said Pabna police OC Aminul Islam. 


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Mitu served as the general secretary of the Pabna Sadar upazila unit of the Juba Mahila League, an affiliate organization of the ruling Awami League.

Arefa Khanam Shefali, the same unit’s president, said that Mitu was hit by a train on October 24 on a railway bridge near Pabna town.

“She had gone there with her family. She was struck by a train while taking a selfie on the tracks,” she said.

Mitu was rushed to the state-owned hospital in Pabna and later taken to a private hospital in Rajshahi city for advanced treatment as per the doctors’ advice, according to Shefali.

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