Three of a family electrocuted in Rangpur

RANGPUR, May 3, 2019 – Three members of a family were electrocuted in Bananipara of College Road area in the city today.

The deceased were identified as Tanya Wasfi, 30, her daughter Tasfia, 8, and her mother-in-law Tazmahal Begum, 62.

“Syed Ali, owner of the house, has previously created a trap by
electrifying galvanized iron (GI) wires on the roof to prevent stealing of goods by thieves,” Jamir Uddin, assistant police commissioner (ASP) of Kotwali Zone of Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RpMP), told BSS.

He said the tragic incident occurred when mother Tanya, wife of Rubel
Islam, with her daughter Tasfia went to the roof to hang their wet clothes on
the GI wires for drying around 1:15 pm.

“Both of them were electrocuted as soon as the ill-fated mother and her
daughter hanged their wet clothes on GI wires those were previously
electrified,” the ASP said.

Hearing screams, Tazmahal Begum, rushed to the roof and also embraced
death after being caught by electrified GI wire.

Being informed, police and fire service and civil defence personnel
rushed there, rescued the victims and rushed them to Rangpur Medical College
Hospital where attending physicals declared them dead.

Local neighbours immediately surrounded the house, caught Syed Ali and
handed him over the Kotwali Thana of RpMP.

“We have handed over the bodies to their relatives this afternoon after
completing necessary legal procedures,” Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Kotwali
Thana of RpMP Rezaul Islam told BSS.

“Interrogation of Syed Ali is continuing at Kotwali Thana of RpMP,” the
OC said, adding that necessary legal actions will taken in this connection.