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12:00 AM, February 25, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:30 AM, February 25, 2019

Husband's cruelty lands her in hospital

A woman, brutally tortured allegedly by her dowry-greedy husband, groans in pain at Dimla Upazila Health Complex.

The victim is Anju Begum, 36, wife of Rahizuddin of Uttar Gayabari village. In 16 years of her married life, she gave birth to three daughters.

After their marriage, Rahizuddin and his mother often tortured Anju for dowry, said the victim's mother Arjina Khatun, adding that Rahizuddin is a marketing representative of a local seed company.

Aggrieved over Arjina's giving birth to baby girls one after another, Rahizuddin and his mother often tortured her, said the victim.

“My husband and his family members blamed me for giving birth to baby girls. Recently, he decided to marry again and asked me to bring Tk 2 lakh from my poor father,” said Anju at the hospital.

On Tuesday morning, Rahizuddin and his mother beat Anju mercilessly with firewood and iron rod following an altercation over the issue, she said. Seriously injured Anju was later rushed to the health complex.

Several injury marks were found in different parts of her body and she was traumatised due to the beating, said Sarwar Alam, upazila health and family planning officer.

The victim's father filed a complaint with Dimla Police Station, accusing Rahizuddin on Friday.

Officer-in-Charge of the police station Mofizuddin Sheikh said they are investing the matter.

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