Man kills wife

A housewife was killed by her husband allegedly over a trivial matter in in Dashani Uttarpara area of Bagerhat town on Saturday.

The deceased, Soma Akhter, 19, daughter of Abdul Karim of Singrai village in Sadar upazila, was a first-year Honours student at Bagerhat Government PC College.

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Soon after the murder, Soma’s husband Abdullah Al Naeem, 23, surrendered to Bagerhat Model Police the same night.

Earlier, victim’s mother Komela Begum filed a murder case with Sadar Model Police Station accusing Naeem on Saturday evening, Officer in Charge (OC) of the police station KM Azizul Islam said.

According to the victim’s family members, following a love affair, Naeem, son of Golam Mohammad of Dashani Uttarpara, who used to work at a buying house in Dhaka, married Soma in 2019.

Quoting Naeem, police said Soma, who had accounts on various social media platforms, used to post offensive pictures on her social media accounts that annoyed him.

On Saturday, Naeem came to Bagerhat from Dhaka and called Soma at his house.

Later, when Soma reached Naeem’s house around 3:00pm, he strangled her to death.