Police on Wednesday evening detained a youth in connection with a case for killing his pregnant wife allegedly over a family feud in Kishoreganj Sadar upazila the same day.
The detainee, Sumon Mia, 21, an auto-rickshaw driver, is son of Abdur Rahim of Chaog Sholakia village in the upazila.
Quoting locals and deceased’s family members, police said Juyena Akter, 19, daughter of Oli Newaz of Kashurarchar village, was married to Sumon some six months ago.
Following a family feud with her husband, Juyena returned to her parents’ house about 15 days ago, Officer in Charge (OC) of Sadar Police Station Abu Bakar Siddiq said.
Sumon came on visit his in-laws’ house on Tuesday night and left the house on Wednesday early morning.
Later, around 8:00am family members found Juyena’s body lying on the bed and informed police, who recovered the body and sent it to Kishoreganj General Hospital for autopsy.
Meanwhile, following a case filed by the victim’s father with Sadar Police Station the same noon police arrested Sumon from Sogra area in the evening.