The deceased, identified as Nilima Khatun, was found hanging inside her husband’s residence.
Nilima’s brother said, “Nine months ago my sister Nilima got married to Mridul Haque after which he along with his family used to physically abuse her. Last Saturday we went to her in-laws and tried to reconcile between the two and today morning we got the news of her suicide.”
“He mother-in-law used to torture her a lot. They asked us gold jewellery, cars and many more as dowry. As we were unable to give, they used to torture her mentally and physically. My mother tried to bring her back however, they threatened my sister and she refused to return,” he added.
He further alleged, “This is not a suicide but a planned murder. When they called us to inform about the incident and when we reached the spot they already bought her down and removed the rope from her neck. They might have strangled her with a rope and hanged her to make it look like suicide.”
Meanwhile, Kachumara Police took the body to the police station and then sent to Barpeta Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College Hospital for post-mortem examination.
Nilima’s family and All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AMSU) have demanded to the police to take strong action against the accused.