It has been alleged that a housewife named Mortuza Begum (35) was beaten to death by her drug addicted husband in Pekua, Cox’s Bazar.
The incident took place at Daserghona area of Rajakhali Union of the upazila around 5:30 am on Sunday. The deceased Mortuza Begum is the wife of Abdu Sukkur and daughter of Mojaher Ahmed of that area.
According to the police, the body of the victim was found lying on the bed at around 7 am.
Sub-Inspector (SI) of Pekua police station Khair Uddin Bhuiyan, who prepared the report on the body’s condition, said that the victim’s body had injury marks on the neck, abdomen, back and hands.
Local resident Nasir Uddin said that Sukkur is a drug addict. He takes drugs with what he earns as a day laborer. He used to quarrel with his wife about this issue. They had a fight on Saturday night. In the morning I saw the police taking away the body of Shukkur’s wife.
According to the family of deceased Mortuza, Abdu Sukkur is addicted to drugs as well as adultery.
Jasim Uddin, the brother of the deceased, said that Shukkur had illicit relations with several girls. There was a problem in their family with this too. He could not be explained and resolved through arbitration meetings. My sister was beaten to death because she protested about these things.
Officer-in-charge (OC) of Pekua police station. Farhad Ali said, the body was recovered and sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy. If the family of the deceased gives a written statement, legal action will be taken.