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Sheuly Begum in Munshiganj was killed allegedly for dowry

Sheuly Begum (28) got married to cable operator Azizul Haque Liton to save her father and her family. This was her second marriage – a marriage that cost her life. Her mother Rahima Khatun alleges that Sheuly’s husband, Azizul Haque Liton (40), a cable operator of Anarpura village under Gojaria Police Station, killed her.

On January 3, 2013 Sheuly Begum went missing from 8:00pm. She could not be found anywhere. On January 5, 2013 at around 1:30pm, Sheuly Begum’s body was found some 300 yards east of number 16 Uttar Shahpur Government Primary School. Sheuly’s mother Rahima Begum filed a case as the complainant at Gojaria Police Station against Azizul Haque Liton and 2/3 unknown people of Anarpura village in Gojaria Police Station of Munshiganj district under section 11(Ka)/30  of the Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act, 2000 (amended 2003). Case number: 3; dated: 05/01/2013. While the case is currently undergoing investigation, the police could not arrest Azizul Haque Liton, as he is absconding.

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