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Rajshahi college girl loses battle for life at DMCH

  • Published at 12:03 pm October 2nd, 2019
File photo of the Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital Dhaka Tribune

She set herself ablaze near the Teacher’s Training College (TTC) over a family dispute

A female college student, who set herself on fire in broad daylight in Rajshahi, has died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka.

She succumbed to her injuries at the hospital around 7:30am on Wednesday, Resident Doctor of Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit at DMCH Dr Partho Shankar Pal told Dhaka Tribune.

He said the deceased had been battling for her life with 64% burns on her body before her death.

Liza Rahman, 18, daughter of Abdul Latif, of Gaibandha’s Gobindaganj upazila, and also wife of Shakhawat Hossain, 18, is a second year student at City College.

She set herself ablaze in front of the Teacher’s Training College (TTC) in Rajshahi town over a family dispute on the afternoon of September 28.

Locals rescued Liza and sent her to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH), but she was then transferred to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital for better treatment.

Additional Deputy Police Commissioner Golam Ruhul Kuddus, also the spokesperson of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, said Liza went to Shah Makhdum police station to file a domestic violence case after a quarrel with her husband in the morning,  

Police sent her to lodge the complaint with the Victim Support Centre, situated near the police station, but she left the place and tried to commit suicide by setting herself on fire.