Roumari (Kurigram) Representative.
An HSC examinee named Shirina Akhter (18) has mysteriously died at Roumari in Kurigram. The incident took place at Chhatkaraibari village of Dantbhanga union of the upazila on Thursday evening.
It is learned that she is the daughter of Sirajul Islam, a pawn of Dantbhanga post office in Chhatraibari village of Shirina upazila. She is an HSC candidate in the humanities department of Dantbhanga School and College this year.
Shirina’s mother mourns her daughter’s death. Mehenima Begum alleged that Shirina’s marriage to Mostafizur Rahman Mithun, son of Gias Uddin of Ujan Jhagra village, was registered in 2019 with the consent of both parties. After the marriage registry, Mithun joined the army as a member. After Mithun got a job in the army, he secretly remarried elsewhere. Later, to get recognition as my wife, my daughter became a plaintiff and filed a case in the Kurigram court mentioning the names of Mithun, her father Gias Uddin and mother.
Meanwhile, Shirina’s uncle Naimuddin alias Bala, who was killed in the case, said that a few days ago, Nahid Hasan was arrested when he entered the house of my niece (Shirina) late at night. Nahid was later released after taking two days to marry Nahid’s father Shahjahan Ali Shirina. He added that after reading for two days, he came to know that Nahid was married to another girl in Italukanda village. On the day of the incident, on Thursday afternoon, we came to know that Nahid Bhajati had misbehaved with Shirina near Dantbhanga Girls’ High School. Later, the girl committed suicide by wrapping a scarf around her neck. The victim’s family demanded justice for Mithun and Nahid.
Locals claimed that the army member was married to HSC candidate Shirina Akhter but did not accept the boy’s side. On the other hand, Nahid Hasan, son of Shahjahan Ali, a clerk of Roumari Government College in the same village, had a love affair. On the day of the incident, they had an argument with Nahid behind the broken high school and beat up the girl. When he returned home from there, he committed suicide. Since then, the family of her boyfriend Nahid and army members have been on the run.
Local UP member Mizanur Rahman said a college student named Shirina committed suicide by wrapping a scarf around her neck. Later the police came and recovered the body and took it to Roumari police station. However, I do not know the reason for his suicide.
Danta Bhanga UP Chairman SMA Rezaul Karim said, “I went to the spot and found out that the marriage with the army member was registered but the boy got married elsewhere.” I think I could not bear it and committed suicide.
Roumari police sub-inspector (SI) said. Ekramul Haque said Shirina Akhter, who was initially killed, had committed suicide by wrapping a scarf around her neck.
Asked about this, Roumari Police Station OC Montacher Billah said the body of HSC candidate Shirina was recovered and sent to Kurigram morgue for autopsy. He added that legal action would be taken if an autopsy report and a written complaint were received from the victim’s family.