Woman hacked to death by ex-husband
A man allegedly hacked to death his former wife in the capital's East Rampura area yesterday.
The victim was Shahida Khatun alias Sakhina, 30.
She was hacked by Sakhawat Hossain, her ex-husband, at the house of one of Sakhawat's distant relatives in the area.
Sakhina had been living in Dhaka after their divorce. A few days ago, Sakhawat came to Dhaka from Pirojpur.
Yesterday he called Sakhina to the house of his niece Hafiza Begum and hacked her when Hafiza went to a nearby house to tutor some children.
On her return, Hafiza saw Sakhawat hurrying away and found Sakhina unconscious with a severed hand bleeding profusely.
Sakhina was pronounced dead at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Police found a blood-stained machete at the scene.