3 including two sisters killed by electrocution in Kurigram

Three people, including two sisters, were electrocuted in a separate incident in Nageshwari of Kurigram. The incident took place in Begunipara and Beparipara of the upazila on Friday (July 5).

The deceased are Sirajul Islam, son of deceased Abdur Rahman Munsi of Baparipara village of Narayanpur union of the upazila and Sumaiya (11) and Machuma (6) daughters of Shahadat Hossain of Begunipara village of Kaliganj union.

According to the police, in the afternoon Sumaiya and Machuma left for their aunt’s house next to the house with a raft of banana trees. Meanwhile, the two sisters’ necks were strangled by the electric wire hanging from their irrigation pump near the house. They were electrocuted and died on the spot.

On the other hand, around the same time, Sirajul Islam of Beparipara village of Narayanpur union was electrocuted while going to the neighboring house in Velayoga. He died on the spot.

Kachakata police station officer-in-charge (OC) Biswadev Roy said the body has been handed over to the family. A separate wrongful death case has been registered in this regard.

Fazlul Karim Farazi/RH/ASM