An injured female schoolteacher, stabbed by her husband for dowry, succumbed to her injuries at Apollo Hospital in the city yesterday after 24 days of fighting for life. She passed away at around 7:00am.
Farzana Yasmin Sonia, 22, former teacher of Sabuj Sangha Kindergarten at Madhyabadda, was stabbed by her husband Shamim Mondol Sagor in a closed room at around 11:30pm on December 29. She was rushed to the hospital at Baridhara immediately while Sagor was caught red handed.
Family sources said Sonia was married to Sagor in 2002 and since then he had been demanding dowry at different occasions. Sonia’s parents gave in to his demand several times. But Sagor continued to make fresh demands for dowry and as a result, Sonia with her six-year-old daughter shifted from his house in Chittagong to her father’s residence at Nikunja in the capital. The relationship between the couple further deteriorated when Sagor demanded Tk 2 lakh for going to Middle East. In December 29, Sagor visited his father-in-laws’ house and chopped Sonia with a sharp knife on that night. He confessed to stabbing her wife after losing his tamper at one stage of quarrel with Sonia but denied the accusation of demanding dowry, police said.
Sagor is now in jail as his father-in-law had lodged a case against him with Khilkhet Police Station