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A police constable was arrested from Tafalbari village in Sharankhola upazila of Bagerhat on Thursday night for his alleged involvement in the killing of his pregnant wife, reports news agency UNB.

The deceased was identified as Josna Begum, 35, second wife of constable Saddam Hossain.

Md Saidur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sharankhola police station, said that Saddam, who joined Tafalbari police outpost around 11 months ago, used to live in a rented house of the village with his wife Josna.

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The OC further said over family feud, Saddam hacked his wife to death with a knife and severed her body into four parts. Later, he tried to conceal the body.

Police recovered the body and arrested Saddam. They also recovered the knife, he added.

Superintendent of police in Bagerhat Pankaj Chandra Roy visited the spot.

The victim’s mother Zulekha Begum filed a murder case against Saddam.