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Nepal: A Young Woman Set on Fire by Her Family

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While the entire world is marking the International Women’s Day, a woman in Saptari district has been allegedly been set in fire by her own family members.

Najarana Khatun (24) of Rajbiraj Municipality-7 was seriously injured in the fire allegedly set by her mother-in-law Bano and sister-in-law Nurjahan.

She has sustained burn injuries on her head and other parts, and she cannot speak.

Najarana’s husband Guddu Ansari is in Saudi Arabia for employment for last one month.

The in-laws allegedly ignited the fire and left the house at around 1:30 pm today. Locals informed police and rescued the woman within 30 minutes of the incident.

Najarana was rushed to the Gajendra Narayan Hospital in Rajbiraj. But the hospital referred her to Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), according to DSP Rajkumar Baidabar.

Neighbours said Najarana used to have frequent quarrels with her in-laws.

Her father-in-law Mahammud Ansari said he did not know about the incident as he was working at his tailor at the time of incident.

Meanwhile, police arrested Bano and another woman for investigation.

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