West Bengal: Pregnant woman murdered by husband and in-laws in Malda

01 October,2023 08:02 AM IST |  Kolkata  |  Agencies

To destroy the evidence, the accused husband and members of his family buried Reshma Khatun’s body in local graveyard

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In a gruesome incident in West Bengal's Malda district, a pregnant woman was brutally murdered by her husband and in-laws in anticipation that she might give birth to another girl child. The incident occurred a few days ago and in an attempt to destroy the evidence, the accused husband and members of his family even buried Reshma Khatun's body in a local graveyard.

However, the family members of the victim approached a local court. The body has been exhumed and was sent for post-mortem on Saturday, the police said. The husband and his parents are currently absconding. Personnel from the Harishchandrapur Police Station have started investigation and alerts have been sent to all police stations with pictures of the absconding accused.

The victim's father, Nazir Alam, told the police that since his daughter got married three years ago, she was constantly humiliated by her in-laws for his inability to pay an amount of Rs 2 lakhs as per their demand. After a year of marriage, she had a girl child which made her in-laws even more furious, Alam further claimed. He added that as she got pregnant again this year, the accused tortured her even more, anticipating that she might give birth to another girl. Finally, they killed her through strangulation, Alam claimed.

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