BARPETA, May 1 - In a sensational murder, a pregnant woman and a mother of a two-and-a-half-year child on her lap was killed by her husband at Bhairaguri under Barpeta police station last night.
According to information available Helmina Ahmed was strangulated to death by her husband Sahnur Bhuyan at their residence at Bhairaguri around 11 pm last night. The local people came to know about the incident in the morning and the accused himself surrendered before the Barpeta Police station then.
It is learnt that the couple had got married knot after a long relationship which was not acknowledged by the parents of Sahnur who own a stationery shop at Bhairaguri Bazar. As alleged by the family members, Sahnur often demanded money from his father-in-law and even wanted a plot of land in the Bazar belonging to them.
Sources said that quarrels started over the repeated demands of money and land by Sahnur which the family of the ill-fated deceased conceded partially. But Sahnur was not content until his demands were fulfilled in full and resorted to the extreme path of revenge upon his wife who was waiting for the second issue within a few months.