A housewife was killed allegedly by her husband for dowry at South Kagajipara village in Sadar upazila on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Zakia Habib Juli, 22, wife of Ashraful Dewan Khokon of the village and daughter of Habib Khan of Basupara village in the same upazila.
Family sources said Khokon married Juli about one year back. After the marriage, Khokon and his family members used to torture her for dowry. Later, in different times Khokon was given a motorbike and Tk 8 lakh as dowry by her parents.
But recently he asked Juli to bring more money from her parents which she refused. On Tuesday morning he picked up a quarrel with her over the issue and at one stage he with the help of his family members beat her to death.
Later, Khokon, his uncle Abu Taleb and aunty Rina Begum took the body to Sadar general hospital and tactfully fled away from the hospital.
On information police recovered the body and sent it to morgue for autopsy. Police said after the murder the family members of Khokon remained absconding.
A case was filed.