Newlywed woman commits suicide
Within seven months of love marriage, housewife Shawon Akhter Smriti allegedly committed suicide at her Uttara residence on Tuesday night following a family feud.
The victim's cousin Masud Rana suspected that she was either provoked to commit suicide through torture by the family members or hanged her from the ceiling fan after killing her.
Family sources said 19-year-old Smrity and private company distributor Mainul Hasan Liton of Kumerkhali got married seven months ago in elopement.
Rana said they started their conjugal life in the city's Uttara where Liton's mother and a sister were also living.
Liton said his wife committed suicide, as she could not accept his mother and sister in their family.
“I had requested her to wait some days and assured her of sending my mother and sister back home,” said Liton, adding: “But she did not wait and committed suicide.”
However, Rana said two days before the incident, Smriti had phoned her another cousin Rima, saying that she was being tortured and she would no longer survive.
Officer-in-charge of Uttara Police Station said they were looking into the matter to be confirmed whether it was a suicidal incident.