Alok Mishra

Gopalganj: A school teacher Sabina Khatoon was beaten to death in Chirai Ghar locality under Town police station, Gopalganj,  late on November 15 night. Police said that Khatoon was killed as her father failed to give adequate dowry on her marriage. The deceased’s husband, also a school teacher at Kuchaikot, and her father in-law have been arrested in this connection.

Police said that Khatoon, a native of village Pithauri under Thawe police station in Gopalganj district, was married to Haroon Rashid, a native of village Bairnaiya Bisa under Kuchaikot police station, on February 26 this year. She was being tortured by her in-laws and husband after her marriage for dowry. Police said that even on November 15 night, she was mercilessly beaten by her in-laws and later admitted to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries late in the night the same day.

The deceased’s father has lodged an FIR against her husband, father in-law Ahmad Ali, Gudi Khatoon, Obeya Khatoon, Ladli Khatoon and Lucky Khatoon with the Town police station in this connection. Both her husband and father in-law were arrested by the Town police SHO Baleshwar Rai from the premises of Sadar Hospital.

On Wednesday, Gopalganj SP Ravi Ranjan Kumar reached Sadar Hospital and after talking to the deceased’s family members directed the local police to arrest the other accused.


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