Girl burnt to death for phone set

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PV Desk : An adolescent girl was allegedly burnt to death in Shibpur upazila of Narshingdi over stealing a mobile phone of her aunt.

Aziza Khatun was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) with 96% burn injuries at around 09:00pm Friday (October 27). She succumbed to her injuries at the hospital early Saturday (October 28).

Abdus Sattar, father of the deceased, told Banglanews that one of Aziza’s aunts lost a mobile phone some days ago and suspected her of stealing it.

“Some men as per instruction of Beauty chachi (an aunt) took me away from the home and put me on fire”, said Aziza prior to her death as quoted by the father.

Aziza said that she didn’t steal the phone, the father quoted her further.

Abdus Sattar said that he and his wife were absent while Aziza was forcefully taken away from their home in Khoinokur village in Shibpur.

Some relatives of the girl were involved in setting the girl on fire, said DMCH Police Outpost Sub-Inspector (SI) Bacchu Mia quoting the family members.