School teacher burn alive in Pirojpur
A female school teacher was burn to death in a fire that broke out at a house in Bhandaria upazila of Pirojpur district early Saturday.
Deceased Mahfuza Parvin, 38, was a school teacher of Khan Saheb Abdul Majid Jomaddar Kindergarten School.
Divorcee woman Mahfuza was the daughter of Mawlana Wahab Hawlader, a resident of Purbo Bhandaria area in the upazila.
The victim's younger brother Mamun Hossain said the fire originated in the house at about 3:00 am. They managed to come out of the house but Mahfuza who was asleep could not do so. She died on the spot.
Being informed, a firefighting unit from Bhandaria Fire Service and Civil Defence rushed there and brought the fire under control, said the station officer Md Faruque Hossain.
The fire might have originated from an electric short circuit, he added.
Two houses were gutted in the fire and valuables worth Tk 15 lakh were also damaged, the family said.