2 housewives tortured for 'dowry' | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 22, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 22, 2012

2 housewives tortured for 'dowry'

Two housewives were tortured by their husbands allegedly for dowry in Ghoraghat upazila of the district in a week.
The victims are Sathi Begum, 35, and Bina Akter Rumi, 20. Villagers and Sathi's family sources said Raihan Babu, 40, of Nandanpur village of the upazila married Sathi about three years ago.
After marriage, Raihan put pressure on Sathi to bring Tk 40,000 in dowry from her father. As she refused to do so, Raihan used to torture her off and on.
On the fateful day on Sunday last, Sathi had a quarrel with Raihan over dowry. At one stage, Raihan beat up Sathi indiscriminately, leaving her critically injured.
Hearing screams, neighbours rescued Sathi and took her to Ghoraghat Upazila Health Complex.
In another incident, Firoz Mia, 23, of Maglishpur village in the same upazila married Rumi about three years ago in exchange for Tk 50,000 as dowry.
On Friday, Firoz picked up a quarrel with Rumi as she refused to bring Tk 50,000 from her parents. At one stage, Firoz confined Rumi to a room and beat up her.
She is now undergoing treatment at Ghoraghat Health Complex. A case filed with Ghoraghat Police station against Firoz.

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