Woman strangled for dowry
A woman was strangled for dowry at Naduria village of Atghoria upazila on Saturday. Police recovered the body from her husband's house in the afternoon.
The victim was identified as Rima Khatun,22, wife of Minzur Hossain of the same village. Rima was married to Minzur about two years ago. Her parents gave Minzur Tk35,000 as dowry. They also promised to give him more money as dowry but failed to keep their promise due to poverty. On failure, her husband and family members often tortured her, police and locals said.
The officer-in-charge (OC) of Atghoria police station, Kazi Haniful Islam, quoting locals said, the victim's husband and family members beat and tortured the victim mercilessly to death on Saturday morning. Later, they hung the body to her room to prove it as a case of suicide.
On information, police rushed to the spot and recovered the body from the spot but the culprits managed to escape, the OC said. Later, police sent the body to Pabna General Hospital morgue for autopsy. A case was filed with the Atghoria police station.