Woman killed, set afire

Staff Correspondent

18 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A man allegedly strangulated his wife to death and set her body afire in Mughda area of the capital on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Hasi Begum, 27, of Bank Colony in Mughda area.

Pronay Kumar Saha, officer-in-charge of Mughda police station, said Kamal strangled his wife Hasi following an altercation over a family feud.

Kamal then set afire Hasi’s body to prove that she died in a fire incident.

“He committed such a crime to conceal the murder evidence,” the police officer said.   

Police arrested Kamal, recovered the body and sent it to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for autopsy.

About eight months ago, they got married. It was the second marriage for both of them.