Wife killed allegedly for dowry

A housewife was killed allegedly by her husband for dowry at Zhawram village in Sadar upazila yesterday.
The deceased was identified as Fancy Begum, 22, daughter of Faridul Alam of Mahiramkul village in Melandah upazila.
Family sources said Fancy married Abdur Razzak, 28, son of Md Akbar Ali of Zhawram two years ago. After marriage, Razzak and his family members often tortured Fancy for Tk 50,000.
Early yesterday, Razzak beat up Fancy mercilessly, leaving her dead on the spot following an altercation over the issue and fled the scene.
Fancy's mother Shefali Begum filed a murder case accusing Razzak and his family members.
In another incident, a woman allegedly committed suicide by taking poison following a severe abdominal pain at village Kharma-Diogolkandi under Dewanganj upazila on Saturday evening.
The deceased was identified as Mursheda Begum, 40, wife of Abdus Salam of the village.
Locals said, Mursheda had been suffering from severe abdominal pain for long. Failing to bear it anymore, she took poison at 6.00pm. She was rushed to Dewanganj upazila health complex where on duty doctors declared her dead.

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