4 murdered in 4 dists

4 murdered in 4 dists

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Four people were murdered in separate incidents in Bagerhat, Laxmipur,Natore and Kushtia districts on Thursday night and Friday.
In Bagerhat, in a sordid end to a suspected extramarital affair, a housewife slaughtered her husband in his sleep and attempted to commit suicide by taking poison at Shikirdanga village in Rampal upazila on Friday morning.Quoting locals, police said Halima Begum, 32, slaughtered her husband Sheikh Sirajul Islam, 36, son of Sheikh Belayet Hossain, with a kitchen knife at about 6am.Neighbours said Halima slaughtered Sirajul when their son, Sohel, went to mosque to say Fajr prayers while their daughter, Jannatul, sitting in their balcony.After slaughtering Sirajul, Halima tried to kill herself taking poison.She was rushed to Upazila Health Complex.According to police, Halima and Sirajul had long been at loggerheads over Sirajul’s alleged extramarital affair.
Police recovered Sirajul’s body and sent it to morgue for autopsy. Police also seized the bloodstained kitchen knife used in slaughtering Sirajul.A case was filed.In Laxmipur, a young housewife was beaten to death allegedly by her husband and in-laws for dowry at Lamchari village in Laxmipur municipality area early Friday.The deceased was identified as Salma Akhter, wife of Yunus Miah of the village and also a second year student of Dalal Bazar Degree College.
Police and locals said Salma and Yunus recently tied the knot secretary following a love affair, and started their conjugal life. However, Yunus’ family members did not accept the marriage.
Yunus and his family members demanded money to Salma’s father Ali Miah as dowry. As they refused to pay the dowry, Salma’s husband and in-laws beat her in the early hours of Friday, leaving her dead on the spot.Later, they hanged the body with a ceiling fan to make it appear that
she committed suicide.On information, police recovered the body, which bore injury marks, on
Friday morning and sent it to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, said assistant sub-inspector Jasim Uddin of Sadar Police Station.Yunus and other family members went into hiding just after the incident. In Natore, a middle-aged man was killed in an attack by his rival at Bilsa village in Gurudaspur upazila on Friday. The deceased is Saidur Rahman, 48, son of Foyez Uddin of the village.Police said there had been a longstanding dispute between Saidur and Mainul Islam of the village over the ownership of a piece of land.As a sequel to the enmity, Mainul beat Saidur on the Bilsa Bridge at noon and later threw him into the water body.Locals rescued Saidur and rushed him to Gurudaspur Upazila Health Complex where he died around 3pm.In Kushtia, a housewife was strangulated to death allegedly by her husband at Satbaria Dakkhin Bhabanipur village in Bheramara upazila on Thursday night.The deceased was identified as Amena Begum, 35, wife of Gias Uddin Mondal of the village. Senior assistant police super (Bheramara circle) CA Halim said Gias strangled his wife Amena on Thursday night and later hanged the body with a jackfruit tree near the house to prove that she committed suicide. On information, police recovered the body on Friday morning and sent it to hospital morgue for autopsy.-UNB

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