BANGLADESH: MAN EXECUTED FOR KILLING WIFE, CHILD
April 23, 2013: Mohammad Saleh Nur was hanged at Kashimpur jail in Gazipur, Bangladesh, on the first minute of today for murdering his wife and child. Nur, 48, was from Chandraghona Fakirparha of Chittagongâs Rangunia Upazila and son of Saidur Rahman.
âThe convict was full of remorse for his deeds before death. He said he deserved death for killing his wife and child,â Kashimpur high security central jail Senior Jailor Abdur Razzaq said. Nur gagged his wife Renu Akhter and three-month old child Amatun Nur in their sleep over alleged extra-marital affair on Mar 5, 2002, Rangunia Police Station Officer in-Charge Manjurul Morshed told bdnews24.com.
Nur confessed in court to have killed his wife over his wifeâs extra-marital affair with his expatriate brother, OC said.
A Chittagong court ordered his execution on Jun 21, 2005. He appealed at the higher court on Oct 2, 2009 but the court said he must die. The Appellate Division of Supreme Court confirmed his execution order in Jul 9, 2012.
The President turned down his mercy petition on Mar 27 this year, officials said.
The jailor, Gazipur Civil Surgeon Syed Mohammad Habib Ullah, Additional District Magistrate Sebastian Rahman and Additional Police Superintendent Mostafizur Rahman were present during the execution. (Sources: bdnews24.com, 23/04/2013)