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Child ‘kills self’ for Eid dress in Kushtia

| Updated: April 25, 2021 14:12:29

Child ‘kills self’ for Eid dress in Kushtia

Police have recovered the hanging body of a child from a house in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia.

The deceased was identified as Rehena Khatun 10, a student of class III of Chapra Government Primary School.

According to police and locals, Rehena’s father Rashidul Sheikh is a poor farm labourer, who works in others’ fields to manage the costs of his family.

Rehena demanded a new dress for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr but her poor family denied.

Being hurt by the denial, Rehena might have killed herself hanging herself from the ceiling on Friday night, they said.

Kumarkhali police station’s officer-in-charge Mojibur Rahman said the girl’s body was recovered on Saturday and sent for an autopsy.

A case of unnatural death was filed in this connection, the OC said.

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