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Burn violence by ex-husband

Sadia Akter, age 20 years, a sufferer of a cruel burn violence at Shibchar, Madaripur. The incidence took place at night around 9.00pm on 16th August, 2023 by the ex-husband named Sumon Shikder, age 26 years. The accused threw inflammable substance on the body of that house-wife by entering their house. Her head, face and various parts of her body were burnt. She is currently undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in Dhaka.


The accused is the driver of the speedboat. Four years ago, Sumon Shikder, got married to Sadia Akter. They also have a daughter. They got divorced recently due to family disputes. According to Sadia’s mother he is also a drug addict.


After the divorce, the accused used to go to Sadia’s father’s house and create problems. Later, the accused got angry and committed this violence along with other accomplice.


A multi-disciplinary team of ASF visited Sadia Akter at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery on 21st August, 2023 and consulted with the family members of the survivor in order to know her health condition, identify their needs and how ASF can support them.


The Legal Officer of ASF contacted to the police station to know the status of the case. According to the police, a case has been filed at Shibchar Police Station accusing Sumon and other accomplice. The police has arrested one of them and main accused is still fugitive. They are trying to arrest him as soon as possible.