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12:00 AM, August 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 18, 2019

Housewife ‘killed for dowry’ in Pabna

Case filed, mother-in-law held

A housewife was killed allegedly by her husband and in-laws over dowry in Bera upazila on Friday.

The deceased, Alladi Khatun, 20, was daughter of Joynal Mollah of Char Nakalia village in the upazila.

Quoting the deceased’s family members, Officer in Charge (OC) of Bera Police Station Shahid Mahamud said Alladi was married to Siddikur Rahman of Shampur village couple of years ago.

Since the marriage, Alladi had often been tortured by her in-laws for dowry.

Recently, deceased’s parents gave Tk 70 thousand to Siddikur but the latter kept pressuring the victim for Tk 1 lakh more, the OC said.

Seeing suspicious atmosphere, victim’s family members and neighbours separately informed the matter to police, who recovered the body the same afternoon and sent it to Pabna General Hospital for autopsy yesterday.

Meanwhile, following a case filed by Joynal Mollah with Bera Police Station on Friday night police detained victim’s mother-in-law Zainab Begum from her house.

The other accused in the case went into hiding after the incident, the OC said.

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