A housewife was killed allegedly for refusing to pay extortion money in Barishal city on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Afia Khatun, 45, wife of former army member Gias Uddin and a resident of Khasipur Fishery Road area of Barishal city.
Deceased’s husband Gias Uddin said local terrorist Md. Monu had been demanding extortion from him for building a new house in the area.
As he did not pay the extortion money, Monu beat up Gias at first and later hit Afia Khatun with a brick, he said.
Seriously injured Afia was rushed to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Barishal Airport Police Station officer-in-charge Kamolesh Halder said on information, a police team has been sent to the spot.
Source: United News of Bangladesh