Member of the Parliament accused of torturing wife for dowry

Wife of an opposition MP has alleged that her husband threw her out of home with two sons for failing to meet his insatiable demand of dowry. Mahmuda Anam, wife of Altaf Hossain Golandaz MP of the Awami League from Gaffargaon, made the allegation at a press conference on Monday and said that he (Golandaz) had threatened to divorce or kill her if she failed to secure Tk five lakh as dowry from her parents.

Her two minor sons Fuad Golandaz and Babel Golandaz were along with their mother at the press conference.

(UNB, MYMENSINGH, July 12, 2004 )

Housewife killed for dowry

Feb 10, 2005: A newly wedded housewife was allegedly killed by her husband for dowry at Kanaidanga village under Maheshpur Upazila here on February 2. The victim was identified as Asma Khatun (18), wife of Abdullah(28). Police and local sources said Abdullah, son of Israil of Kanaidanga village after his marriage with Asma Khatun, daughter of Nur Islam of Lautda village under Kaliganj Upazila started pressing his wife to bring Tk.20,000 as dowry from her father.

The father-in-law met the demand of Abdullah. After sometime, Abdullah demanded another amount of Tk.10.000 as dowry. This time father-in-law refused to comply with the demand thus drawing the wrath of his son-in-law upon his daughter.

On the day of occurrence, Abdullah picked a quarrel with Asma over the dowry and started beating her up. At one stage of beating, Asma died. Abdullah, in a bid to conceal the murder, poured poison into the mouth of Asma and declared that she had committed suicide. The father of the deceased filed a case with Maheshpur thana accusing Abdullah ( The Independent February 12, 2005).

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