A case will be filed against unknown assailants
A seventy-year old woman has died after reportedly being set on fire by unknown assailants in Narayanganj's Araihazar upazila.
The incident occurred at Ulukandi Purbapara area in Kalapaharia union on Saturday night.
The deceased is Amena Bibi, 70, wife of late Mohammad Ali, hailed from Ulukandi area.
Quoting eyewitnesses and locals, Bijoy Krishna Karmaker, in-charge of Kalapaharia police investigation centre, said: "The woman had been living alone in a house in the area. Hearing her yelp around Saturday midnight, neighbours rushed to the spot and found the woman ablaze while lying on a cot with her hands and feet tied up.
"She died before the blaze was put out."
Confirming the matter, Araihazar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Akhter Hossain said: "The body was sent to hospital morgue for autopsy. A case will be filed in this regard. The victim's relatives and neighbours are being questioned to find out who committed the crime."