PATHARGHATA (BARGUNA): Man set fire on his house, leaving his step daughter dead and her mother with 80 percent burn injury in Patharghata upazila of the district.
The 10-year-old Sakhina Akther died on the spot while her mother Shajenur Begum, aged 30, is undergoing treatment at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barisal.
The incident happened at Ruhita village under Sadar Patharghata union of the upazila around 2:30 am on Thursday (June 13).
The burnt house
Police recovered body of the alleged step-father, Belal Hossen, aged 35, hanging from a rope tied to a mango tree close to a canal in Sadar Patharghata union of the upazila around 10:30 am on Thursday (June 13).
According to Ibrahim, cousin of the deceased, Belal Hossen married Shajenur around 1.5 years ago. Family dispute had been going on since their marriage. Local arbitration occurred a couple of times. Belal Hossen often threatened to burn mother and daughter.
Belal Hossen's dead body
“Body was sent to Barguna Sadar hospital for post-mortem report. Legal action will be taken against them,” Hanif Shikder, officer-in-charge of Patharghata police station, told Banglanews.
“The spot was visited. Taka 10,000 donation was given to Shajenur for better treatment from upazila administration,” Humayun Kabir, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Patharghata, told Banglanews.
BDST: 1410 HRS, JUNE 13, 2019