Salma got married five months ago and had not been allowed to visit her parents since then
A newlywed-housewife was strangled to death allegedly by her in-laws for dowry at Jagodal Rupati in Sadar upazila of Magura district on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Salma Khatun, 19, daughter of Yeanur Hossain of Amuria village in Sadar upazila.
Quoting the victim’s paternal aunt Jotsna Begum, Officer-in-Charge of Sadar police station Joynal Abedin said Salma got married to Munshi, 22, son of Alamgir Hossain, five months back and since then Munshi and his family did not allow her to visit her parents’ house.
On Saturday morning, someone made a phone call to Salma’s parents saying she got electrocuted and fell sick.
Getting the news, Salma’s aunt and parents went to Rupati village and found her body lying on the floor with her neck tied with a scarf.
Salma’s husband and his family members went into hiding after the incident.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to the local hospital morgue for autopsy.