In-laws cut housewife’s hair for not signing divorce paper

Mother-in-law and sister-in-law cut the hair of a housewife in Bogura after she was beaten and tortured for not signing the divorce certificate. After being tortured overnight on Saturday, the housewife escaped on Sunday morning and was admitted to Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital.

It is learned that about a decade ago, the daughter of Belal Hossain of North Lahiripara in Bogura Sadar Upazila was married to Abdur Rahim, son of late Azizul Islam of Madhumajhira of the same area. 

After the marriage, they got into a family dispute. In the meantime, two sons were born in their family. Due to family quarrels, the housewife was told to divorce her husband. At one stage, when the housewife did not agree, her sister-in-law and mother-in-law tortured her in the house on Saturday night. 

As she did not sign the papers, she was beaten and her hair was cut off. She is undergoing treatment currently.

Rubel Ahmed, the housewife's cousin, said she has bruises on various parts of her body.

Bogura Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge SM Badiuzzaman said, "I have heard about the incident. So far no complaints have been received. Legal action will be taken if any complaint is received”.

Bogra Sadar Upazila Lahiripara Union Chairman Maftun Ahmed said, "I have heard about the incident of beating and cutting the hair of the housewife”.