A housewife, also mother of four children, is undergoing treatment at Hatibandha Upazila Health Complex for physical and mental trauma following brutal torture by husband and in-laws at Uttar Haldibari village of Sindurna union in the upazila on Wednesday.
Police arrested accused husband Bablu Miah, 37, and his sister Mahuron Begum, 42, on the night, Hatibandha Police Station OC Omar Farooque said.
Two other accused, Bablu's brother Abdul Gafur, 40, and sister Amena Begum, 30, went into hiding.
The victim woman, Shahanara Begum, 30, daughter of late Jhullur Rahman of Tangbhanga village in Hatibandha, was married with Bablu Miah, 11 years ago.
“My mother and elder brother live on 10 decimals of land inherited from my father. My husband put pressure on me to sell my share of the land for Tk one lakh but I didn't agree. Lastly my husband and his three siblings tortured me mercilessly and cut off my hair with a blade on Wednesday afternoon,” Shahanara told journalists.
“The woman was tortured in her back, hands, legs and chest and her hair was cut off. She is now out of danger but reeling from the trauma,” said Dr Nayeem Hossain, resident medical officer of Hatibandha Upazila Health Complex.
Contacted by this correspondent, Shahanara's brother-in-law Abdul Gafur said, “Shahanara was not tortured for creating pressure to sell her share of land. She was made bald only for removing lice from her head.”