A woman took her own life over her husband’s reported extramarital affair at Terachong village in Rajnagar upazila on Monday morning.
The deceased was Halima Begum, 24, daughter of Abdul Khalik of Bajua village in Sadar upazila. She was the mother of a baby girl.
Halima married day labourer Enaetur Rahman Shaheen, 35, in 2016, said the victim’s father.
Police and family sources said the couple often engaged in altercations over the extramarital affair of Shaheed.
On Sunday night, Shaheen beat Halima mercilessly following an altercation over the issue and then went out of the home, said Abul Kalam, sub-inspector of Rajnagar Police Station.
Neighbours entered the house by breaking open the door yesterday morning and found her body hanging from the ceiling of the room.
The victim’s father said it was a well-planned killing, not suicide.
The body was sent to Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy, said Rajnagar Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abul Hashim.
A case was filed, accusing three people including the husband, said the OC, adding that police arrested Shaheed.