Dhaka, 8 July, Abnews: The teenage girl who sustained serious burn injuries along with her sister after criminals attacked them with acid in Sadar upazila on May 14, died at CRP Hospital in Mirpur early Sunday.
The deceased Tanjim Akhter Mala, 16, daughter of Mohammad Helal of Uttar Digholdi in Sadar upazila, and her sister Marzia, 8, sustained serious burn injuries when unidentified miscreants poured acid on them while they were sleeping in the early morning on May 14.
The injured were initially admitted to Bhola Sadar Hospital. As their condition deteriorated, they were referred to CRP Hospital in the capital’s Mirpur area on May 17 where Mala succumbed to her injuries early in the morning.
Mala passed this year’s SSC examination with good result (A-) from Abdul Mannan Secondary School in the union and Marzia is a student of class 2 of another local school.
Victims’ relatives said the two sisters went to sleep after taking their dinner. Suddenly, family members got up hearing their screaming, as someone had thrown acid through the window around 2:00am, leaving the two sisters critically burned in the face, eyes and some others parts of the body.
One Mohobbat Hossain Apu who used to disturb Mala after being rejected love proposal was sued as main accused. Apu is honours first year student of Bhola Government College. Police arrested him from South Balia village of the district sadar after 11 days of the incident.