Judicial

Chattogram brother, sister get life imprisonment for acid attacks on cousins

A Chattogram court Wednesday sentenced a woman and her brother to life imprisonment for attacking their two cousins with acid in 2010.

Convicts Sharmin Farzana Latif Saki, 33, and her brother Muhammad Iftekhar Latif, 30, were also fined Tk30,000 and Tk50,000.

In case of non-payment, they will receive an additional prison sentence of one year.

Chattogram Fifth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Nargis Akhter passed the order.

Iftekhar and Sharmin were taken to jail after the judgment was delivered, Advocate Taslim Uddin, an additional prosecutor at the court, told UNB.

They threw acid on their cousins Muntaha Karina, 31, and Salsabil Tasnim, 27, at their residence in Chawkbazar's Joynagar area in Chattogram city.

Muntaha and Salsabil's father Anwarul Mubin filed a case over the incident.

On December 14, 2010, the police filed a charge sheet against Iftekhar and Sharmin.

Source: United News of Bangladesh