A man allegedly strangled his wife to death for dowry at village Sarpukur of Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat on Tuesday night.
The deceased was identified as Shefali Akhter, 25, wife of Meher Ali, a carpenter of the village.
The victim’s brother Aminur Mia said that Meher and Shefali got married two years ago and they had a two-month old daughter. Meher had been torturing Shefali demanding Tk 2 lakh from her family as dowry since after their marriage, her brother alleged.
On Tuesday night, Meher strangled Sefali to death and hanged the body from the ceiling of their house to pass the incident off as a suicide, he added.
Aditmari police officer-in-charge Horashor Ray said that they recovered the body and sent it to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital morgue for post-mortem examinations.
Want stories like this in your inbox?
Sign up to exclusive daily email
More Stories from Country