A female HSC examinee, who suffered burn injuries in an attack by miscreants at Baliakandi village in Gazaria upazila on Monday, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) early Friday.
The victim was identified as Sonia Akhter, 19, daughter of Shahidullah Miah of the village. Sonia was appearing at this year’s HSC examination from Gazaria Baluakandi Dr Abdul Gaffar School and College.
Sonia, who was undergoing treatment at the DMCH Burn and Plastic Surgery unit with 80 percent burns, succumbed to her injuries around 3:30am, said victim’s mother Hazera Begum.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Gazaria Police Station Hedayetul Islam said miscreants threw inflammable substances on Sonia near her house on Monday morning, leaving her injured critically.
She was first taken to local upazila health complex and later shifted to the DMCH as her condition deteriorated.
A case was filed with Gazaria Police Station against unidentified
They were trying to arrest the criminals, the OC added.
The family members suspected that as Sonia was set to get married to her cousin (son of mother’s sister) after the HSC examination, any stalker along with his accompanies carried out the attack following refusal of his love proposal.