He alleged Akhi's husband Anisul had been torturing her for dowry since the marriage. When she disclosed the matter to her family, her husband recently increased the degree of torture. Few days back, Anisul kicked on her abdomen mercilessly, leaving her seriously injured.

Later, she was admitted to Parkview hospital in the city on Saturday. As the physicians at the hospital denied conducting any surgery on her due to her critical condition, she was shifted to Panchlaish Surgiscope clinic on Sunday morning where she died in the evening.

Following a complaint, police recovered the body, said officer-in-charge (OC) of Panchlaish model police station Md Jahidul. "We have detained two people including her husband for questioning," the OC added.

The case will be handed over to Chandgaon police, he said.