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Man to walk gallows for killing wife in Rajshahi

2016-10-04 16:15:32
Man to walk gallows for killing wife in Rajshahi Correspondent, Rajshahi

A Rajshahi court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for killing his wife Sharmin Akhter Lipi at Bhobanigonj area under Bagmara upazila in the district around ten years back.

The convict was Rafiqul Islam.

Judge of Special Tribunal against Women and Children Repression KM Shaheed Ahmed found pronounced the verdict in crowded courtroom at around 11.30 am, acquitting four others in this case -- father, mother and two sisters of the convict.

According to the prosecution, Rafiqul used to torture his wife Lipi demanding dowry since their marriage. As continuation of the repression, he killed her in 2007.

A case was lodged with concerned police station. On completion of investigation, police pressed charges against five family members including Rafique.

After examining prosecution witnesses and relevant evidence, the court delivered the verdict.

Ends/ 04, 2016

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