Agartala: Mar 22: In a tragic incident, within 9 years of the marriage, the housewife was severely burnt. Police officials said that may be it was suicide attempt. The house wife has been admitted to GB Hospital in critical condition.
The shocking incident took place in the ward No. 6 area of Madhyabaksnagar Gram Panchayat. Police of Kalamchoura police station have started investigation into the incident. The injured house wife has been identified as Sima Akter (21).
It is learned that she ran away from home and got married to Tabdul Hossain (28) son of Mukhles Miah in the same area nine years ago. Tabdul had been working abroad since his marriage, they have an eight-year-old daughter.
Allegedly, her husband, mother-in-law and father-in-law used to torture her mentally. Her in-laws regularly tortured her for not working at home. On Monday morning, Seema poured kerosene on her body and set her on fire. Hearing her hue and cry neighbours came forward and tried save her and sent her to Boxnagar Social Health Center. From there she was referred to GB Hospital in critical condition. Police said about 75 % of Seema’s body was burnt in the fire. The accused husband is currently fled from the spot.
The incident has caused a stir in the whole area. Locals said that Seema was harassed by her mother-in-law and husband after marriage. Seema’s father accused that someone set fire to her body. In the last three days, two housewives in Boxnagar area tried to commit suicide by pouring kerosene on their bodies and setting them on fire.