A man allegedly killed his wife over a family feud in Shambagat village of Bagerhat's Fakirhat upazila on Monday night.
The victim was identified as Arifa Begum, 18, wife of auto driver Helauddin of Dighlia upazila of Khulna district.
Police have arrested the woman's mother-in-law and stepmother in connection with the case, said acting officer-in-charge of Fakirhat Police Station, ANM Khairul Anam.
According to Khairul, Helal went to Arifa’s house on Monday night and hacked her to death, before fleeing from the spot, reports UNB.
Police said that Helaluddin got married to Arifa in 2013. They have a one-year-old son.
Family sources said Helaluddin used to physically assault his wife almost regularly.
"The body has been sent to the Bagerhat sadar hospital morgue for an autopsy, the OC added.
The woman's mother Amena Begum has filed a complaint against five, including the Helaluddin in this connection. "An FIR has been lodged. We are trying to arrest all the accused," said the OC.