Housewife beaten dead, husband arrested

A woman was beaten to death allegedly by her husband over family feud at village Swajan of Lakhai upazila in Habiganj on Tuesday night.

The deceased was Shipra Rani Roy, daughter of Mohananda Roy of village Jagadishpur in Madhabpur upazila.

Locals said Shipra was married off to Nirmal Chandra Roy, a resident of Swajan, seven years back. The couple used to engage in altercation over family dispute.

On Tuesday night, Nirmal started quarrel with his wife over a family problem and at one stage, he beat her mercilessly, leaving her dead on the spot.

On information, police rushed in and caught Nirmal, said Abdul Wadud, officer-in-charge of Lakhai police station.

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