She had been injured in an explosion at her house in Munshiganj
The wife of the mayor of Mirkadim municipality under Munshiganj district, who had sustained burn injuries in an explosion at their house, has passed away.
Kakon Begum, 40, breathed her last while undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in the afternoon on Saturday.
Quoting doctors, the deceased’s brother Md Robin said about 60-70% of her body including the trachea had been burnt.
“The body has been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for an autopsy. Her namaz-e-janaza [funeral prayer] will be held tomorrow [on Sunday] after Zohr prayers,” he added.
Earlier, on Tuesday night, an explosion occurred followed by a fire at Mirakdim municipal mayor Abdus Salam’s house in Munshiganj.
Municipality Mayor Abdus Salam, 55, his wife Kanon Begum, 40, Panel Mayor Rahim Badsha, 45, Mohammad Awlad Hossain, 42, Md Matazul Islam, 25, and Md Mainuddin, 44, Mosharraf Hossain, 42, Shyamol Das, 45, Panna Mia, 50, Kalu Mia, 40, Md Idris Ali, 50, Md Sohail, 52, Deen Islam, 40, and several others got injured in the incident.
Family members of the injured claimed that a rival group had carried out a bomb attack.
However, police suspect that the incident was caused by a gas explosion.