A housewife was allegedly beaten to death by her husband over a family row in Dhaka's Mirpur area yesterday morning.
Deceased Rizia Akter (45), who used to live with her family, bore injury marks on her head and other parts of the body, sources claimed.
She was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, where doctors declared her dead.
Victim's son Md Joy told reporters at Dhaka Medical College Hospital that his parents locked in an altercation around 4am and at one stage, his father Jahir Uddin Babar beat his mother, leaving her critically injured.
Sub-inspector Jahangir Hossain of Mirpur Police Station also said that Jahir hit his wife in the head with a flashlught. Law enfforcers detained Jahir after the incident, he told this newspaper.
Kalam Uddin, the elder brother of the victim, said the couple had three daughters and a son. "My sister never complained of family issues. I have no idea why he (Jahir) killed my sister," Kalam said.
Filing of a case was underway until filing of this report.