For an Eid dress only

Police recovered the body of a child from her home in Kumarkhali upazila in Kushtia. The girl supposedly took her own life as she didn't get a desired Eid dress.

The deceased was identified as Rehena Khatun (10), a student of class 3 in Chapra Government Primary School.

According to police and locals, deceased Rehena’s father Rashidul Sheikh is a poor day labourer in Chapra, who works in other people’s fields to maintain his family.

Rehena, like any other children, demanded a new dress for the upcoming Eid, but her poor family was forced to deny her.

Hurt by the denial, Rehena supposedly hanged herself from the ceiling on Friday night.

Kumarkhali police station’s Officer-in-Charge Mojibur Rahman said the child’s body was recovered on Saturday and sent for an autopsy.

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

Source: United News of Bangladesh