Magura firebombing death toll rises to three

Three people have died from Saturday’s firebombing of a truck in Magura.

Published : 22 March 2015, 07:17 AM
Updated : 22 March 2015, 11:09 AM

Twenty-five-year old Matin Biswas died around 4:15pm at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), said Inspector Mozammel Haque of the hospital’s police outpost.

Nine people were severely burnt when a petrol bomb was hurled at a truck around 8pm on Saturday.

All of the victims were brought to the DMCH burns unit around 2:30am on Saturday.

Around 12pm on Sunday, Shakil Ahmed, who had suffered 65 percent burns, succumbed to his injuries, said the unit’s Resident Surgeon Partha Shankar Pal.

Another victim, Raushan Ali, was pronounced dead soon after he was brought in at the DMCH. He suffered 90 percent burns, Pal had said.

Three other victims, who are in critical condition, have suffered 50 to 88 percent burns, added the burns unit doctor. They are ‘Yadul’, Imran Hossain and Ilias Biswas.

The remaining three victims of the arson – Nazmul Hossain, ‘Faruk’ and Arab Ali – were not out of danger, said Pal.

More than one hundred people have died, mostly in firebombings, since Jan 5, when the BNP’s countrywide agitation demanding snap polls started.