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Husband who killed wife for dowry in Pabna sentenced to death

A Pabna court on Sunday sentenced a man to death in a case filed over the killing of his wife for dowry in 2013.

It also fined the convict Tk 50,000 and acquitted three others from the charges while handing down the verdict.

The convict is identified as Sifat Ali, son of Robbel of Dhulauda Schoolpara under Chatmohar upazila in the district. He was present in the dock during the verdict.

According to the case statement, Sifat used to beat up his wife Nasima Khatun, mother of two offspring, for dowry.

As she didn’t abide by his orders to bring money from her father’s house, Sifat and his family members beat her mercilessly and strangled her to death following a brawl on September 26 in 2013.

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Later, the victim’s father filed a murder case against five persons making Sifat main accused with the concerned police station.

Police pressed charge sheet accusing the persons on January 15 in the next year while the court delivered the verdict after testifying nine witnesses on Sunday.

Expressing discontent, the convict’s counsel Iti Hossain said they will move the High Court with an appeal.

Source: United News of Bangladesh