A pregnant housewife was beaten to death allegedly by her husband and in-laws for dowry in village Barni in Dumuria upazila in the district on Friday night. The victim was identified as Joyosri Biswas, 24, daughter of Asit Mallik of Krisna Nagar village of the same upazila. Police quoting family members said, Joyosri was married off to Mithu Biswas, 32, son of Agar Biswas, three years back. Since the marriage, Mithu and his family members used to torture her for dowry. On the fateful night, an altercation ensued over the issue. Angered by her refusal to bring Tk 50,000 from her father, they beat her up mercilessly, leaving her dead on the spot.