BANGLADESH: MAN TO DIE FOR KILLING WIFE IN BARISHAL
September 26, 2020:
A Barishal court on 24 September 2020 convicted a man and sentenced him to death for killing his wife in Hijla upazila in 2013 over dowry. (Sources: UNB, 24/09/2020)
The condemned convict is Monir Hossain, son of Sofi Rari of Baushia village.
According to prosecution, Monir tortured his wife Maksuda Begum to death on 6 January 2013 over Tk 50,000 dowry money.
Later, Maksuda’s brother Oli Uddin filed the case with Hijla Police Station accusing Monir, his parents and his brother.
Later, his mother’s name was dropped from the list following her death.
Police submitted chargesheet in the case on 19 May 2013.
Abu Shamim Azad, judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal, handed down the verdict acquitting Monir’s father and brother.