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Two-and-half year old abused by stepmother dies at DMCH

A two-and-a-half-year-old, who was allegedly abused by her stepmother in Gazipur, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital after fighting for her life for a month. Marium Akter was the daughter of Mostafa Kamal, a Dubai-based worker, and was undergoing treatment at DMCH over the last month. According to Mohammad Ali Jinnah (sub-inspector at Sreepur Police Station), she died yesterday around 6:30pm. Afaz Uddin, Mostafa Kamal’s father, filed a case against Alifa Akter Ripsa (30) with Sreepur Police Station. He claimed that Akter Ripa abused the child in order to put pressure on her husband to transfer ownership of a multistorey building in Sreepur. Mostafa, who has lived in Dubai for 13 years, was married to Marium’s mother Sabina Yasmin 8 years ago, according to our Gazipur correspondent, quoting family members. He built a five-storey building within the Sreepur area. Mostafa met Ripa in Dubai and they got married. Marium was just four months old when he divorced his