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Chandpur woman dies after set on fire by in-laws

  • Published at 12:13 am May 4th, 2019
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92% of her body was reported to have been burnt

A housewife from Chandpur succumbed to her injuries after she was set on fire by her husband and his family.

The incident occurred in the Bakultala area under Haziganj municipality on April 30.

Dipika Ashchariya Monika, 27, died around 6:30pm on Friday at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

Dipika’s in-laws allegedly poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze.

Haziganj police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Alamgir Hossain Roni said: “Dipika told the doctors her husband Bipul, brother-in-law Sajal and mother-in-law Shandha Rani Ashchariya are responsible for the incident.”

Haziganj police station Sub-Inspector Sanjay was present when Dipika revealed the matter at the hospital.

“We are going to collect statements from the doctors,” the OC said.

Following the incident, Dipika was initially admitted to Haziganj Upazila Health Complex, and then transferred to Comilla Medical College Hospital. She was brought to DMCH for better treatment.

Police said 92% of her body was burned in the incident.

Dipika’s brother Arbinda Ashchariya on Thursday filed a case in this regard.

Bipul, Sajal and Shandha Rani Ashchariya have been arrested by the police for allegedly setting Dipika on fire.

The three were presented before a Chandpur court on Friday afternoon. The court sent them to jail.

Dipa, Dipika’s sister-in-law, is also said to have been involved with the incident. She is currently on the run with Dipika’s three-year-old daughter.

Victim’s brother Arbinda Ashchariya said: “This was premeditated murder. Bipul, Sajal, their mother Rani, and Dipa willfully killed my sister.”

Locals said Dipika’s husband is a drug addict and they frequently had arguments. There was an ongoing land dispute in the family.

Police said they are trying to track down Dipa.