Woman sets afire friend for protesting at extramarital affair

first_img-A 40-year-old woman is fighting for life at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital after her ‘friend’ allegedly poured petrol and set her on fire for objecting extramarital affair with her husband, reports UNB.Witnesses said a woman on Thursday night allegedly threw petrol and set Rekha Begum, wife of Kamrul Islam, on fire around 7:30pm in Dorgapara area in Rajshahi city while she was walking along the bank of the Padma river.Immediately after the incident, the victim jumped off the river to save herself. Later, locals rescued her and sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where she was wailing with 80 per cent burns.The incident took place after Rekha reportedly opposed her husband’s extramarital relationship with her friend Ferdousi Khatun, said Nowshad Ali, brother of the victim.RMCH burn unit doctor Afroza Najnin said, “Rekha suffered 80 perc ent burns. Her condition is very critical. She needs better treatment in Dhaka.”Meanwhile, police detained Ferdousi as per victim’s statement, said Boalia police station officer-in-charge Aman Ullah.Ferdousi, however, denied her involvement in the incident during police interrogation, the OC added.A case will be filed in this connection, he added.last_img read more