A court in Chittagong has awarded death sentence to a man for killing his wife 22 years ago in Chittagong city’s Hill View Residential Area.
The court of Special Judge Mir Ruhul Amin on Thursday handed down the verdict against Saber Ali, the fugitive accused, after examining the records and witnesses’ deposition, Public Prosecutor (PP) Advocate Mesbah Uddin Chowdhury told the Dhaka Tribune.
The court also fined the convicted Tk10,000, in default, to serve 12 more months in jail.
The court acquitted two other accused Monowara Begum, second wife of Saber Ali, and her relative Jamal Hossen, added the PP.
PP Mesbah Uddin said the court passed the verdict after taking deposition of six witnesses out of 10 and examining all the evidences while the convicted Saber Ali was on the run after walking out from jail on bail.
According to the case statement, police recovered the hanging body of Saber Ali’s first wife Arju Begum from her residence in Hill View Residential area in the port city on October 1 in 1994.
Later the deceased’s father Nazir Hossain filed a case with Panchlaish police station accusing the three mentioning that the trio murdered his daughter following family feud and hanged the body with ceiling.
Conducting probe, SI Joynal Abedin pressed the charge sheet to the court implicating the trio in October 12 in 1995 while the court framed the charge against them on April 20 in 1997.
PP Mesbah said Saber went into hiding after coming out from jail on bail before submitting charge sheet to the court.