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12:00 AM, June 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:48 AM, June 19, 2019

Housewife murdered

Youth arrested for killing father

A woman was strangled allegedly by her husband for dowry in Patuakhali Sadar upazila on Monday, while a youth was arrested on suspicion of killing his father in Purbodhala upazila of Netrakona that day.

Police found body of the housewife, Farzana, 30, in the house of her husband Rafiqul Islam Akon in Morichbuna village yesterday morning and sent it to Patuakhali General Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Farzana’s father is Sanu Mridha, from Gulishakhali village in Barguna’s Amtali upazila, reports our Patuakhali correspondent.

Mostafizur Rahman, OC of Patuakhali Police Station, said the husband and father-in-law of the woman went into hiding.

Her father said, “Rafiqul had been demanding dowry ever since he married my daughter five years ago. On Sunday, Rafiqul physically assaulted Farzana after she refused to bring him Tk 50,000 from me. On Monday, he killed her by strangulation.”   

In Purbodhala upazila of Netrakona, businessman Mehdi Hasan, 25, was arrested in Narinda area of the upazila on Monday evening on charge of killing his father, reports our correspondent in Mymensingh.

According to family members and neighbours, Mehdi and his father, Hossain Khokon, 65, locked in an altercation on Sunday over his (Mehdi) marriage without his father’s approval, said Mohammad Fakhruzzaman Jewel, additional superintendent of police (ASP) in Netrakona (Sadar Circle).

“The arguments tuned into a scuffle and family members found the elderly man’s body, with signs of strangulation, next morning. Police sent the body to Netrakona General Hospital for autopsy,” he said. 

A Netrakona court sent Mehdi to jail yesterday when police produced him before it with five days’ remand prayer, he added. 

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