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Housewife beaten to death over dowry in Sylhet

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  • 27 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Housewife beaten to death over dowry in Sylhet

SYLHET: A 26-year-old housewife was tortured to death allegedly by her husband and in-laws over dowry at Jalalpur in the district on Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Shilpi Begum, wife of Abdur Rafik of Moglabazar upazila.

Quoting local people, Farid Uddin, officer-in-charge (OC) of Moglabazar Police Station, Rafik, son of Irshad Ali of Hashampur village married to Shilpi seven years back and the couple have been blessed with two sons and two daughters. Since their marriage, Rafik used to torture Shilpi for dowry and often sent to her father’s house for money.

On Tuesday, Rafik along with others beat Shilpi up mercilessly for bringing Tk 2 lakh from her father.

At one stage, she fell sick and died on the spot.

On information, police recovered the body and sent it to the local hospital morgue. Police are trying to arrest the husband and brother-in-law of Shilpi, said OC.