A housewife was beaten to death allegedly for dowry at Fathehpur village under Nabinagar upazila of the district yesterday. Victim Rina Begum, 22, was wife of Kamal Mia of the village. According to locals and police, in-laws of Rina were demanding one and a half tola of gold as dowry from her father. As her father refused to give it, she was often tortured by in-laws and husband. On the fateful day yesterday she was beaten by the in-laws mercilessly causing her instant death. Police went to the spot and recovered the body. A case was filed with Nabinagar police in this connection.