A youth was arrested on charge of killing his wife in Sakhipur upazila of the district yesterday.
The arrestee is Shariful Islam, 25, son of Lutfar Rahman of Kawaljani village in Basail upazila.
Quoting family members, Lutful Kabir, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Sakhipur Police Station, said after returning home from Singapore a few months ago, Shariful married Rumi Akter, 19, daughter of Abdur Rouf of Dariapur village in Sakhipur last month.
Rumi along with Shariful came to her father's house on Tuesday afternoon. The couple went to bed after having their supper.
Hearing Rumi's screams, the family members woke up from sleep early in the morning and found her room locked from inside.
They entered the room by breaking open the door and found Rumi dead and caught Shariful. The family members then handed Shariful over to police.
During primary interrogation, Shariful confessed to strangling Rumi, said the OC.