A Dhaka court has sentenced a woman to death for killing her six-year-old stepdaughter in the capital’s Jatrabari area in 2014.
The convict, Sumaya Islam Sharmin, 30, was present at the court when Judge Shamim Ahmed of Dhaka Special Judge's Court 8 delivered the verdict on Tuesday.
The court also fined her Tk1 lakh. Nine witnesses testified in the case during the trial.
According to the case, the victim, Maymuna Akhter, used to live with her father Razzak Hawlader, his second wife Sumaya and their two children in Dhalpur, Jatrabari.
On October 10, 2014, Maymuna's body was recovered from a bathroom in their residence.
Her father Razzak, a storekeeper at Dhaka Wasa, was visiting their village home in Madaripur when the incident took place.
When he learnt of his daughter's untimely death, Razzak filed a case with Jatrabari police station accusing Sumaya of killing her.