A housewife was killed allegedly by her husband for dowry at Laxmi Mondap village in Dupchacia upazila Saturday. The deceased was identified as Rodini Begum, 22, daughter of Bablu Mia of the village. Bablu said her daughter married Shahidul Islam of the same village two years ago. After marriage, Shahidul and his parents often tortured Rodini for Tk 2 lakh. Locals said, Shahidul beat Rodini up mercilessly, leaving her dead on the spot following an altercation over the issue early Saturday. A case was filed in this connection, said officer in-charge of Dupchacia police station.