Five members of the same family, including a woman and a child, were burnt in a fire set by miscreants while they were sleeping in Ditpur area of Doha. This incident happened on Tuesday morning.
The victims were Julhas, his wife Fahima Akhtar, their two children Jannat and Junaid and Julhas’s niece Tabassum.
Burned people were first taken to Doha Upazila Health Center. From there, they were brought to the emergency department of the Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute around 6 pm on Tuesday.
This has been confirmed by Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute resident surgeon Dr. Tariqul Islam He said, ‘Five people including women and children came to our emergency department from Doha in the evening. Four of them have been treated and discharged and one named Julhas has been admitted. 3 percent of Julhas’ body has been burnt.’
Burnt Fahim Akhter said, ‘We slept at night. In the early morning, someone poured petrol around our house and on tin rice and set it on fire. Instantly our house caught fire. We have no shelter in the bathroom with the kids to survive. Relatives broke the wall of the bathroom and brought us out. Later we were rescued and first taken to Doha Upazila Health Center. From there we were brought to Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute this evening.’
Fahim Akhter also said, ‘My husband does Awami League politics. Khichuri was served at home during elections. But I still can’t say who or why they wanted to burn us. I don’t even understand who set fire to our house.’