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12:00 AM, August 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, August 21, 2019

Tortured by husband, woman hospitalised

A housewife, brutally tortured allegedly by her dowry greedy husband on Thursday, is now undergoing treatment at Netrakona’s Kalmakanda Upazila Health Complex.

The victim, Tanjila Akter, 22, also mother of a two-year-old girl, filed a case against her husband Salam Mia, 25, a garment worker, with Kalmakanda Police Station yesterday.

Quoting the case statement, Officer in Charge (investigation) of the police station Mohammad Sirajul Islam Khan said Tanjila, daughter of late Firoz Mondol of Bahadurkanda village in the upazila, was married to Salam Mia, son of Atab Mia of Baromara village, in 2016.

Since their marriage, Salam often used to torture his wife both physically and mentally for dowry.

Although, Tanjila somehow managed Tk 50,000 from her poor parents, Salam’s demand did not stop.

Recently, Salam again started pressuring Tanjila to bring Tk 50,000 from her parents, but she denied to do so.

As a sequel, the couple locked in an altercation over the issue on Thursday morning and at one stage, Salam confined Tanjila to a room of his house beat her mercilessly with sticks, leaving her severely injured. 

Being informed by neighbours, Tanjila’s brother Kanchan Mondol went to Salam’s house on Sunday, rescued her from the confinement and admitted her at the hospital, the OC said, adding that they were conducting drives to arrest Salam.

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