Aminur Rahman, Jessore:
A seven-month-old woman named Asha Khatun (24) was allegedly tortured in Abhaynagar of Jessore to demand dowry. Sources said that the incident took place last Saturday night in Mosharhati village of the upazila by the husband and mother-in-law. The tortured woman is fighting to the death in the hospital.
The victim’s mother told this correspondent that three years ago, my daughter Asha Khatun got married to Akher Ali, 30, son of Tayyab Ali of Basundia’s Jangalbadhal village. Son-in-law Akher Ali used to rent another’s pickup.
A few days after the marriage, he used to ask my daughter for money to buy a pickup. Sometimes some money has been given. But over the years, my daughter has been beaten many times for money and sent to our house. We are leaving him again after explaining. “My daughter is now seven months pregnant. They did not hesitate to torture her even though they knew she was pregnant.
They were trying in various ways to destroy my daughter’s unborn child. I was forced to bring my daughter Asha to our house,” she said. But they can’t be saved from their terrible clutches by bringing them home. When we were not at home on Saturday afternoon, son-in-law Akher Ali, mother-in-law Afia Begum and brother-in-law Bilayet Ali came to our house and tried to force my daughter away. When my daughter did not want to go home, she started beating her.
At one stage he kicked her lower abdomen to ruin the baby. Then my daughter fell unconscious and her sari got wet in blood. Now my daughter has been admitted to the hospital. His condition is not good.
Abhaynagar Police Officer-in-Charge (OC Investigation) Milon Kumar Mandal said his mother came to the police station on Saturday night with a woman named Asha. Asha was sent to hospital for treatment as she was not in good health. .