A young woman was strangled allegedly by her dowry-greedy husband at Bamonakhali village in Trishal upazila yesterday.
The victim was Taslima Khatun, 23, wife of garment trader Mahfuz Rana of the village. She was the mother of a baby boy.
Quoting family members, Officer-in-Charge of Trishal Police Station Md Azizur Rahman said Rana and his family members often tortured Taslima for dowry after three years of their marriage.
In the meantime, Rana took Tk 3 lakh as dowry from the victim’s parents on various occasions.
Rana again started pressing Taslima for more dowry money after Taslima got Tk 21 lakh, which she inherited from her father’s property recently.
The couple locked in an altercation over the issue early yesterday. At one stage, Rana strangled Taslima and hung the body from the ceiling of the room to prove the incident as ‘suicide’, said the OC.
Rana went into hiding soon after the incident, he said.
On information, police rushed to the spot, recovered the body and sent it to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
The victim’s elder brother Jhanu Mia filed a case with the police station, accusing five people, including Rana and his parents.
Police are raiding different areas to arrest the accused, said the police official.