Murder of Hindu woman sparks protest in Tangail | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 30, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, October 30, 2018

Murder of Hindu woman sparks protest in Tangail

People belonging to the Hindu community yesterday brought out a procession in Basail upazila headquarters, demanding punishment of the killers of housewife Jharna Rani Das, 48.

Earlier on Sunday, victim's relatives and neighbours recovered the body of Jharna, wife of Sunil Das of Raibari area in Basail municipality, after digging the floor of one of their neighbours' house at night.

Meanwhile, police detained Monoara Begum, 35, wife of Shahadat Miah, and Uzzal Islam, 27, of the area, for their alleged involvement in the killing.

Quoting deceased's family members, police said Monoara borrowed Tk 2,600 from Jharna a couple of months ago.

As Monoara wasn't returning the debt Jharna went to her house on Sunday morning and remained missing since then.

When family members asked Monoara about Jhara's whereabouts she could not give any satisfactory answer.

Not convinced by her suspicious answer Sunil, along with some neighbours, entered Monoara's house forcibly around 11:30pm and recovered the body buried under the floor of one of the rooms.

During primary interrogation, Monoara said she with the help of Uzzal strangled Jharna and buried the body under the floor, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Basail Police Station Anisur Rahman said.   

After killing Jharna, the duo took all her gold ornaments and sold those at a local market for Tk 25,000, the OC said. 

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