Vol. 4 Num 237 Sat. January 24, 2004  

'It is murder, not suicide' Medical report says

Housewife Shapna was murdered. She did not commit 'suicide', as claimed by her husband's family earlier.

This was revealed in the medical report, Mirpur police in Kushtia said on Thursday.

The report said she died from fatal injury she suffered after being kicked in the belly.

Police arrested Shapna's mother-in-law Maleka Khatun, 48, Thursday night. Her husband Shohag is absconding.

The body of Shapna 18, was recovered from a pond at Atigram village in Mirpur upazila on December 30 last year. Her husband's family claimed that she committed suicide.

Sapna's father Rahamat Ali claimed that she was killed for dowry.

Mirpur police had recorded an unnatural death (UD) case.

Police said, the UD case will be turned into a murder case.