A newly wed-housewife was strangled to death allegedly by her in-laws for dowry at Jagodal Rupati in Sadar upazila of Magura district on Saturday, UNB reports.

The deceased was identified as Salma Khatun, 19, daughter of Yeanur Hossain of Amuria village in Sadar upazila.

Quoting victim’s aunt Jotsna Begum, Joynal Abedin, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said Salma was married to Munshi, 22, son of Alamgir Hossain, five months back and since then they did not allow her to visit the house of her parents.

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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 Salma’s body lying on the floor with her neck tied with a scarf.

Salam’s husband and other family members went into hiding after the incident.

On information, police recovered the body and sent it to local hospital morgue for autopsy.

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