A man has allegedly killed his pregnant wife by slashing her throat in Dhaka's Savar upazila.
Locals caught the man, Hossain Ali, 35, from his rented apartment in Solaiman Market area of Jamsing Moholla, after the incident and handed him over to police on Tuesday evening.
During primary interrogation, Hossain Ali, son of Siddik Miah of the same area, admitted that he killed his wife Kolpona Akhter, 22, inside their rented apartment for having an affair with his elder brother Abul Kasem.
However, the deceased's mother Mahmuda Begum said her daughter was killed after torture for dowry.
Additional Superintendent of Poice (Savar Circle) Khurshid Alam said police have already recovered the dead body from the spot and sent it to hospital morque for autopsy.
The alleged murderer had also been held with the knife used in the killing, he added.
A team of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has inspected the crime scene.