Shahrul Islam, Gaibandha Representative:

Less than a week after the wedding, a teenage housewife was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and in-laws.

The incident took place at Chayagharia village of Mahimaganj union in Gobindaganj Upazila of Gaibandha.

Police and locals said that on May 12, Rehan Mia, 18, son of Ashraful Islam of the village, ran away and married Sharmin Akhter, 15, daughter of Mozaffar Rahman of Sathalia village in Saghata Upazila.

On Wednesday morning, May 19, neighbors saw Sharmin’s body lying inside the house and reported it to the police. Gobindaganj police arrived at the spot and recovered the body and took it to the police station.

Sub-Inspector (SI) of Gobindganj Police Station Alauddin confirmed the matter and said the body was recovered and taken to the police station. An autopsy will reveal the exact cause of death. Jewel Mia, son of Thandu Akand, a neighbor of the village, has been detained for questioning.

Relatives of the slain housewife complained that Sharmin’s father-in-law had brutally tortured her to death. Preparations are underway to file a murder case with the Gobindaganj police station in this regard.