Housewife tortured for dowry in Lalmonirhat, two held
A housewife was tortured by her husband and in-laws for 'dowry' at Khatamari village under Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila on Saturday.
Police rescued the victim and admitted her to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital.
The victim is Amena Begum, 26, wife of Abdul Aziz. She lodged a case with Sadar Police Station the same day, accusing her husband Abdul Aziz, 35, father-in-law Amir Hossain, 60, and mother-in-law Aziron Begum, 53.
Police and locals said Amena Begum married her neighbour Abdul Aziz, 35, seven years ago. Since then, she had been regularly tortured for dowry. Unable to bear the torture, she left her husband's house about seven months back.
Aziz and his parents didn't allow Amena to take her daughter with her, police said, adding that the victim has been living in her parents' house.
"I went to my husband's house to see my daughter on Saturday afternoon, but I was not allowed to meet her," Amena Begum said, adding that she was tied to a tree in the courtyard of the house and tortured by her husband and in-laws.
Dr Azmal Haque, resident medical officer (RMO) of Sadar Hospital, said the victim had injury marks on her hands, legs, back and head. Victim's husband Abdul Aziz went into hiding soon after the incident.
Contacted, Mahfuzur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Lalmonirhat Sadar Police Station, said they are trying to arrest Aziz. “We will prepare a charge sheet after investigation," the OC added.