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Birbhum Massacre: Woman Succumbs to Burn Injuries, Toll Rises to 10

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Last Updated: May 01, 2022, 22:27 IST

Rampurhat

Eight people, including women and children, were charred to death in Rampurhat. (Photo: News18)

Eight people, including women and children, were charred to death in Rampurhat. (Photo: News18)

With this, 10 people have died of burn injuries after their houses in Bogtui village were allegedly firebombed following the murder of local TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh

A woman, who suffered burn injuries in the Rampurhat massacre in West Bengal's Birbhum district in March, died on Sunday morning while undergoing treatment, police said. With this, 10 people have died of burn injuries after their houses in Bogtui village were allegedly firebombed following the murder of local TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh.

The woman was admitted to the hospital with 27 per cent burn injuries, a police officer told PTI. "She was discharged after her condition improved. But, she was again admitted to the Rampurhat Medical College and Hospital after her health condition started deteriorating. She died early Sunday morning," he said.

The CBI took over the investigation of the incident, which happened on March 20, from the state police on the direction of the Calcutta High Court.

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first published:May 01, 2022, 22:27 IST
last updated:May 01, 2022, 22:27 IST