Housewife beaten to death for dowry in Jashore

Our Correspondent

16 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BENAPOLE: A housewife was killed allegedly by her husband over dowry at Konnahdaha village in Sharsha upazila of Jashore district on Thursday night.

The deceased was identified as Lima Khatun, 20, wife of Al-Amin of Konnahdaha village in the upazila.

The victim’s father Saheb Ali alleged that Al-Amin had been torturing his wife demanding money since their marriage two year ago thought he gave Al-Amin Tk 1 lakh.

Recently Al-Amin demanded Tk 25,000 more and was pressurising her for it, victim’s father added.

Earlier on Friday, Al-Amin and his family members beat up Lima mercilessly, when she denied giving the money and they hung the body from ceiling of her room in a bid to pass off the matter as suicide.

Meanwhile, Al-Amin and his family members went into hiding soon after the incident.  Second officer of Sharsha Police Station Abul Hasan said the body was sent for autopsy. The reason behind her death will be known after the post-mortem.