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Girl poisoned to death in city

Update : 08 Oct 2013, 08:18 PM

A young girl was poisoned to death on Tuesday. She died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. She was allegedly poisoned by a man named Sajib who admitted her to the hospital on Saturday claiming he was her husband and left immediately.

Family says Karuna Akter, 22, from of Dhobaura, Mymensingh, had been speaking to an unknown man for over a year over the phone. On Saturday she left home saying she was going to a market and never returned. On Tuesday Sajib called from a private phone booth saying Karuna had been admitted to DMCH after being poisoned.

Family members rushed to capital and found Karuna in the DMC morgue.

Haripad Shaha, the registrar of the emergency unit at DMCH, said Karuna died while under treatment at noon on Tuesday.

A case was filed at Motijheel police station against Sajib, who wrote Motijheel under address in the hospital admission form. Karuna was the younger of the two children of Abdul Karim Paloan of Jaypurhat, Dhobaura. She had passed her SSC from Open University in 2011 but was not attending college.

Karuna met Sajib at a local hospital where her mother was admitted to in 2012 and exchanged phone numbers. She spoke to him regularly on the phone and the man often came to visit her, said Faruk Hossain, a neighbour.

Mohammad Rubel, brother of the deceased, told the Dhaka Tribune he believed Sajib was behind his sister’s death. However, he did not know any details about the man, except for a mobile number.

Abdul Latif, a sub-inspector of Motijheel Police Station, said the incident was a fraud case. “We are investigating the incident.”

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