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12:00 AM, June 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 03, 2019

Woman killed by in-laws for dowry

A young woman was strangled allegedly by her husband and in-laws for dowry in College Para area of Kurigram municipality on Saturday night.

The deceased was Arifa Begum, 18, wife of Arif Mia, 22, of the area, and daughter of Kahinur Begum of Sarker Para in the municipality.

Quoting family members, Md Raju Mia, inspector (investigation) of Kurigram Police Station, said Arif, son of Ashraf Ali, and his family members often tortured Arifa mentally for dowry since their marriage two years ago.

Around 9:00pm on Saturday, Arif’s family members strangled Arifa following an altercation over the issue.

Later, Arif, his mother Ahlima Begum and younger brother Ashiq Mia sent her to Kurigram General Hospital where doctors declared her dead.

The victim’s mother filed a murder case, accusing Arif, his parents, younger brother and elder sister Asha Akhtar, said the inspector, adding that of them, Arif, his brother and mother were arrested.

They are raiding different areas to arrest the rest accused, said the police official.

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