JASHORE: A housewife was allegedly beaten to death for dowry in Stadium Para area of the district town on Wednesday night.
The deceased was identified as Sharmin Sultana Preeti, 26, wife of Mahabubur Rahman Sabur of the same area.
Mubarak Hossain said that Sabur got married to his daughter 10 years ago. But, his son-in-law Sabur has been unemployed since marriage. So, he (Mubarak) has to maintain his daughter’s family expenses.
“I have given at least Taka 10 lakh to my son-in-law since the marriage for the sake of my daughter’s happiness,’ he added.
Alleging that Sabur was addicted to drugs, he further said, ‘Sabur demanded my daughter to bring Taka 7 lakh more from me.’
As Preeti refused to bring money, Sabur beat her badly and locked her at home. Later, he said that Preeti drank pesticides.
However, neighbours rescued her and admitted to Jashore General Hospital. Preeti died last night while undergoing treatment there, added Mubarak Hossain.
Jashore Kotwali Police Station OC (Investigation) Sheikh Tasmeem Alam said that after receiving the autopsy report, the exact cause of death will be revealed. Then legal action will be taken.