Sirajganj: A 68-year-old woman was beaten to death over a family feud in the Tarash upazila of Si-rajganj.
The deceased was identified as Fatema Begum, wife of Hasmot Ali, from Borovatra village of the upazila.
Tarash Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC), Md Nazrul Islam, confirmed the matter on Saturday.
Five days ago, on Monday afternoon, there was a quarrel between Reshma, Fatema’s daughter-in-law, and Mim, the wife of the victim’s newphew, Nazrul Islam’s son.
At one stage, Nazrul, his son Arif, another nephew, Almas Ali, and his two sons, Badsha and Emon, attacked and beat Fatema’s daughters-in-law, Reshma and Meherjan, the OC said.
At the time, Fatema, who was praying in the house, also was beaten and injured. Later, she was admitted to the 250-bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib General General Hospital. He added that she was brought home on Wednesday after two days of medical care.
On Friday morning, Fatema fell sick again and was taken to the hospital, where doctors declared her dead.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to the morgue for an autopsy on Saturday, said the OC.
The deceased’s son, Jahir Uddin, filed a murder case at the police station against seven people.
Operation is underway to arrest the accused of this incident, said OC.