A newlywed couple died after being electrocuted in the wee hour of Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Ismail, 20, son of Md Ali and his wife Kajol Akter 18, residents of Ati Bazar area of Keraniganj, Dhaka. They got married around one and half months ago.
Officer-in-Charge of Keraniganj Model Thana, Mamunor Rashid, said, "The duo was electrocuted when they came in contact with an electric wire around 12:00am. At first Ismail was electrocuted. Then his wife was electrocuted when she tried to save him."
However, they were rescued and rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where on duty doctor declared them dead at 1:45am.
The bodies were sent to Mitford Hospital morgue for autopsy. An unnatural death was filed with Keraniganj Model Police Station in this connection.