A housewife named Bina Khatun (18) died mysteriously in Baraigram, Natore. The incident took place in Chaumuhan village of Jonail Union of the upazila on Sunday morning.
The deceased Bina Khatun is the wife of Masum Sarkar, a motorcycle mechanic of Chaumuhan village. It is said that the deceased has multiple injury marks on his body. In this incident, husband Masum Sarkar (20) and his father Shamsul Islam Sarkar (55) have been detained by the police for questioning. They have a 9 month old daughter named Marzia Khatun.
Locals said that Bina Khatun, daughter of Belal Hossain of nearby Kushmail Bharat village, had a child marriage with Masum about two and a half years ago. Since marriage, they used to quarrel over minor issues. In this case, there has been village arbitration. On Sunday morning, Masum suddenly started screaming that his wife had committed suicide. Later neighbors along with relatives came forward and found Bina’s body lying on the bed.
At that time, Masum said, his wife tied her veil to the wall of the house and hanged herself with a noose. When he saw it, he cut the veil down to save it. But he died before being taken down.
However, Bina Khatun’s elder brother Mehedi Hasan said, family members including my sister-in-law sometimes beat my sister and mentally abused her. By beating my sister to death in the night they are propagandizing that it was a planned suicide. There are marks of beating on different parts of his body. I want justice for the murder of my sister.
Inspector (Investigation) of Baraigram Police Station, Abdur Rahim said, there are bruise marks on his body, but it is not known how the marks were formed. The dead body was recovered and sent to the morgue. The exact cause of his death will be known after the post-mortem report.