An assistant sub-inspector of Khulna Railway Police has been arrested for allegedly attempting to kill his wife in Gazipur.
The accused has been identified as Edel Haque, 34, of Razarhat in Kurigram district. He was produced in a court on Tuesday and sent to judicial custody, police said.
In her complaint, Edel's wife Liza Akhter (32) claimed that they tied the knot last year. Liza is also an ASI posted at Tongi East Police Station.
Soon after their marriage, Edel started demanding a dowry of Tk 10 lakh from Liza's family, over which the couple would often fight.
On March 5, a heated argument broke out between the two. And the argument soon turned violent when he thrashed Liza and hit her with a sharp weapon.
Liza was taken to a local hospital. After getting discharged from the hospital, Liza lodged a complaint with the Tongi police. An FIR was subsequently lodged.
Edel was arrested from Liza’s Tongi residence and produced in a court that sent him to judicial custody on Tuesday, said Jabed Masud, officer-in-charge of Tongi East Police Station.