Three people suffered burn injuries as a housewife set her on fire in a suicide attempt at East Shulkupia village in Sadar upazila on Wednesday, Agencies report. The injured were identified as Kamrunnahar Nipa, wife of Mohsin, her father-in-law Delwar Hossain, 65, and sister-in-law (wife of husband’s brother) Ruma Akhter, 25.
Family sources said Nipa had a tiff with her husband Mohsin at noon. Following the dispute, she torched herself in the afternoon by pouring kerosene on the body to commit suicide. Hearing her screaming, Delwar and Ruma rushed in and tried to put out the blaze that also left them injured.
The injured were taken to Noakhali General Hospital, said resident medical officer of the hospital Dr M Farid Uddin Chowdhury. Of them, Nipa and Ruma, who suffered burns on 60 percent on their bodies, were referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as their condition deteriorated, he said.