Family of the deceased women claim the husbands often demanded dowry money
Police on Thursday recovered the hanging bodies of two women, whose families claimed they were killed for failing to pay an endless dowry demanded by their husbands.
The body of Hasina Akter Pakhi, 30, was recovered from the Dakshin Rajarampur village of the Senbug upazila in Noakhali and the body of Mukhtar Parvin, 19, was recovered from the Mongolpur village of Birol upazila in Dinajpur.
Hasina's brother Yunus said: "My sister was married to Anwar Hossain 12 years ago. Anwar used to beat her often for dowry. Recently my family bought him an auto-rickshaw as he was unemployed. Two days ago we gave him Tk20,000, yet he strangled my sister to death and hung her body from a beam of his house."
Senbug police station OC Mizanur Rahman said: "Anwar is nowhere to be found in the village since the incident. Hasina's body was sent to Noakhali General Hospital morgue for autopsy. Necessary action will be taken after a case is filed regarding the matter.
Mukhtar's younger sister, Rumi Akhter, said: "My sister was married to Mainul Hasan in March 2018. He earlier took a total of Tk4 lakh. He recently demanded a further Tk2 lakh and killed her as we failed to pay. He often used to beat her and didn't let her contact us over the phone. He hung her body from a ceiling fan to make it look like suicide. I saw injury marks on her body while she was taken for an autopsy."
Birol Police station OC Sheikh Nasim Habib said necessary action will be taken after receiving the autopsy report.