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Four remanded in case over death of Shahinur in Lakshmipur

  • Published at 10:39 pm April 24th, 2019
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The woman was set on fire reportedly by her husband, after he denied being married to her

A Lakshmipur court sent four men, accused in a case filed over the death of a woman who was reportedly set on fire in Kamalnagar upazila, to a four-day remand.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Judge Tarique Aziz gave the order after a hearing at his court on Wednesday, said Lakshmipur court Public Prosecutor Jasim Uddin.

Deceased Shahinur Akter’s father Jafar Uddin filed a case accusing five individuals, on Monday. Police arrested four men in this connection and produced them before the court on Wednesday.  

Abdur Rahman Biswas and Alauddin, brothers of the prime accused Salahuddin, were among the four who were detained in the Kamalnagar upazila on Monday.

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Shahinur, from the Sonagazi area of the Raozan upazila in Chittagong, claimed to be married to Salahuddin, from the Patarirhat area. However, in the two years of the supposed marriage, she never set foot in his house in Lakshmipur.

On Friday, she decided to come to Salahuddin’s house, only to find out that he has been living with another woman as his wife, and two children. When she confronted him, he denied he was married to Shahinur. For two days she stayed in the area, trying to get justice and recognition. 

On Sunday, Salahuddin took her to an empty field near his house, and reportedly poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.

She died the next day, while undergoing treatment at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, after sustaining around 40% burn injuries.