A housewife, now into four months of her pregnancy, in Lakhai upazila of Habiganj is now taking treatment at a hospital after her neighbours allegedly beat her mercilessly on Tuesday evening.
Villagers rescued Mahmuda Begum, 22, wife of Sohel Ahmed of Bhadhikara village, in an unconscious state and admitted her to Habiganj Sadar Hospital.
Locals and victim's family members said there had been a dispute between Sohel and his neighbour Saidul Mia over a demarcation wall between their houses for long.
Centring the issue, Saidul locked in a quarrel with Mahmuda around 6:30pm on Tuesday when Sohel was not present at home.
At one stage, Saidul and his two cousins -- Akash Mia and Gafur Mia -- started beating Mahmuda until she went unconscious and fell on the ground.
“My wife may have argued, but how can one beat a pregnant woman like this?” Sohel said, adding that he was taking preparation to file a case in this regard.
When asked, Saidul said the woman was slightly injured but nothing serious.
Officer in Charge of Lakhai Police Station Imran Hosain said though none had filed any complaint in this regard yet, he will look into the matter.