Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Housewife ‘beaten to death’ in Noakhali

NOAKHALI: A housewife was allegedly beaten to death by her husband in Hatia upazila of the district on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Merina Akter, 25, wife of Mohiuddin, a resident of Maizchara village in the upazila.

Jahanara Begum, the deceased’s mother-in-law, said she found Merina laying on the yard in unconscious condition. Later, they took her to Hatia Upazila Health Complex on suspicion that she might have taken poison.

Later, she was declared dead at the hospital.

The health complex medical officer Halima Akhter said they did not find any sign of poisoning and injury marks in her body in the initial examination. The reason behind the death could be known upon receiving the autopsy report.

Earlier in the morning, Merina and her husband locked into an altercation centring on talking over mobile phone.

The deceased’s husband went hiding soon after the incident.

Merina’s father Akber Hossain said her daughter and Mohiuddin got married five years ago. Mohiuddin has been torturing her daughter since after the marriage.

Hatia Police Station officer-in-charge Amir Hossain said they recovered the body and sent it to Noakhali District General Hospital morgue.