Incident Reports

Man along with siblings murders his wife for not giving birth to a son


Province 2, Dhanusha, Sabaila, Ward 3

Police arrested Lalbabu Safi, a 35 years old resident of Sabaila Municipality-3, on the charge of murdering his 30-year-old wife Ajmeri Khatun. The family of the deceased accused Safi on the charge of killing their daughter by strangling her neck after getting drunk on the night of October 25.

Safi and Kahtun had a love marriage 13 years back. Mohammad Alam, father of the deceased mentioned that, Safi together with his sister Nurajaha Khatun and brother Manju Safi used to torture Khatun mentally for not giving birth to a son and dowry related issues. The mother of the deceased blamed police for not investigating the issue seriously despite them filing the case. However, the DSP of Area Police Office, Rajesh Sigdel said that they have arrested Safi and are searching for other accused. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons None
Primary Cause Domestic violence
Secondary Cause Related to disputes over dowry
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1
Female Killed 1
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