A housewife was tortured by her husband and in-laws for a dowry at Falia village in Sadar upazila of Gaibandha on Saturday.
Victim Atia Begum, 32, is now under treatment at Sadar Hospital.
Police of Sadar police station and the housewife’s family members said Atia, a resident of the village, got married with Faruk Hossain of the same village nine years ago.
Atia’s father gave Faruk Tk80,000 as dowry, while Faruk demanded one lakh.
Since then Faruk used to beat his wife very often for rest of the amount. In 2013, the man had left for Sylhet to work there and since then had not sent any money for his wife and their two children, compelling Atia to work as a housemaid in the village.
Atia went back to her parents’ house in 2015, as Faruk told that he would not come back if she failed to give Tk20,000.
On Saturday, she went to her in-laws’ house along with her two children, as Faruk came home in the Eid vacation.
Faruk became furious seeing her and asked for the money. When Atia said she was unable to give him the money, Faruk tied her to a tree and started beating.
Bachhu Mia, a newly elected union parishad member of Boali union of the upazila, rescued the housewife and sent her to home.
Later, being informed by local journalists, the police went to Atia’s house and got her admitted into the hospital on Sunday night, said the police.
The police arrested Faruk and his elder brother that night after Atia filed a case with the police station in this connection against six persons.
Faruk told the reporters that he beat Atia, as she refused to leave his room after entering there by breaking the lock of the room.