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Slipped knife kills girl during cow slaughtering

Gloom descended on the entire locality on Monday during the Eid-ul-Azha celebration

Update : 12 Aug 2019, 09:24 PM

In a tragic incident, a 10-year-old girl has died after a knife that a butcher was using to slaughter a sacrificial animal pierced through her stomach in Madaripur.

The victim Moumita Akter, a resident of Uttar Dudkhali Borokandi village in Sadar upazila, was a fourth grader of Dudhkhali Government Primary School.

As soon as the news spread, gloom descended on the entire locality when Eid-ul-Azha was being celebrated across the country on Monday.

Police and witnesses said the incident took place when the family members of the deceased were slaughtering a cow on their yard around 10am. A group of children including Moumita was witnessing it standing nearby.

The butcher lost his balance while cutting tendon of the cow with a knife. The sharp knife pierced through Moumita and she fell down on the ground with critical injuries.

She was taken to Madaripur General Hospital where the on-duty physician declared her dead.

Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Shashanka Chandra Ghosh said the knife also pierced through her lungs and she was brought dead at the hospital.

Sadar police station Inspector (investigation) Md Sirajul Islam said police visited the spot. No complaint was filed in connection with the incident, he added.

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