The constable is – Sujon Kumar Shil, hailing from Dhulaura village in Santhia upazila, Pabna.
Kajol Kumar Shil, brother-in law of victim, said: “Tumpa Shil had been married with Sujon several years ago. After the marriage, Sujon used to torture Tumpa demanding dowry.”
On Wednesday night, Sujon burnt Tumpa with cigarette while she was sleeping. Later, she poured hot oil on her, leaving her injured, alleged Kajol.
Later, locals rescued her and sent to upazila health complex next day.
Officer-in charge of Mirpur police station Kazi Jalal Uddin said: “Constable Sujon Kumar Shil was closed to police line for torturing his wife over dowry. Legal steps also would be taken against him.”