A woman died after been forced to drink acid by her in-laws in Assam district, police said.
The incident took place in the Bhairabnagar area under the Ratabari assembly constituency in the Karimganj district. The woman allegedly died after being forced to consume acid by her husband and in-laws.
The deceased has been identified as Sumna Begum. Following the incident, the accused husband, identified as Shakeel Ahmed, was arrested by the police.
Padmanabh Baruah, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Karimganj district said to agencies that as per a complaint lodged by the family members of the deceased, she was physically and mentally tortured by her husband and in-laws for the last few days.
“The woman was taken to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. We have arrested her husband and registered a case,” said the police.