Friday, 21 January, 2022
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Housewife killed in Kurigram, husband on the run

A housewife was hacked to death allegedly by her husband at her father’s house in Paikerchhara village in Bhurungamari upazila of Kurigram early Tuesday.

The victim was identified as Shahida Begum, 40, daughter of Shahjahan Ali and wife of Abu Bakar Siddiqui,44, of the same village.

According to Shahida’s family, Shahida came to her father’s house a few days back with her youngest daughter following a prolonged feud with her husband.

On Monday night, Abu Bakar, a wood trader, also came to meet Shahida, a mother of three, said Mahir Uddin, Shahida’s uncle.

At the dead of night, he said, they heard Shahida’s screams and they found her dead on her bed when they reached there.

Shahida’s daughter and mother also suffered injuries during the incident, said Mahir Uddin.

Paikerchara union member (ward-1) Abu Md Bajlur Rahman said the injured were taken to a local hospital.

Shahida’s body, bearing the marks of sharp injuries in her neck, was recovered around 4 am, said Ataur Rahman, a sub-inspector of Bhurungamari Police Station.

Abu Bakar went into hiding right after the incident.