A housewife was beaten to death allegedly by her husband at Kharibari village in Sadar upazila of the district on Monday. The deceased was identified Usha Rani, 27, wife of Pitambar Sen of the same village. Police arrested Pitambar after recovering the body. Police and local sources said Usha Rani, daughter of Bisnu Kumer was married to Pitambar, 35, son of late Goynath Sen of the village ten years ago. They had an eight years old son. The relation between the two started to deteriorate 3-4 years ago due to reasons unknown and Pitambar often tortured his wife. On Sunday night, the couple engaged in an altercation over a trifling matter and Pitambar beat up his wife. As Usha Rani woke up a little late in the morning, Pitambar beat her again, leaving her dead on the spot. On information, a team from Ruhea police station went to the spot and recovered the body and sent it to Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital morgue. Contacted, Sub-Inspector of the police station Md Jahangir Alam told this correspondent that an injury mark was found on Usha’s forehead. “After investigation, we will ascertain the cause of death,” he said. No case was filed till filing of this report at 5:00pm yesterday.