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Housewife ‘tortured by husband’ lands in Magura hospital

Brutally tortured ‘by husband’ for dowry, a housewife is groaning with severe pain with her broken hands and legs at Magura Sadar Hospital.

The incident took place on Friday at Sadar upazila’s Amuria village.

Smriti Begum, 35, fell unconscious when her husband Amir Hossain beat her up with an iron rod. Then Amir took her to Sadar Hospital and fled away, said the victim’s family.

Smriti’s day labourer father Sheikh Moshiar Rahman said Smirti was married to Amir 17 years ago. Since then Amir received dowry money and goods from Smriti’s father on many occasions. Five years ago he gave Amir money to go to Oman.

Victim Smriti Begum said her husband used to beat her up for dowry. After returning from Oman four months ago, Amir broke one of her hands for dowry money.

On the day of the incident, Amir and his mother took all Smriti’s jewelleries, she said.

Hospital authorities gave treatment to Smriti and later informed her family.

The incident came to light when Magura District Women’s Council and One Stop Crisis Cell officials visited her at the hospital.

Magura police Superintendent Md Jahirul Islam said legal actions will be taken as soon as the victim or her family files a complaint.

Source: United News of Bangladesh