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Faridpur man to die for killing wife in arson attack

Faridpur man to die for killing wife in arson attack

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 A Faridpur court on Tuesday sentenced a man death for killing wife by setting her on fire in 2011.

Faridpur Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Pradip Kumar Ray handed down the verdict.

The condemned convict is Shahabuddin Khan, of Dholairchar village in Alfadanga upazila.

The court also sentenced his brother Sumon Khan to life term imprisonment and acquitted two other accused in the case.

The convicts were fined Tk 50,000 each.

On June 27, 2011, Monira Khanam’s husband Shabuddin Khan, in-laws Sumon Khan, Asia Begum and Jhumur Begum set her fire after pouring kerosene to kill her, said Public Prosecutor of the tribunal advocate Shwapan Paul.

She was rescued by neighbors and rushed to a hospital and then succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, he said.

On July 3, 2011, Monira’s father filed a case at Alfadanaga police station.

On September 28, 2011, a charge sheet in the case was submitted to the court and after a long trial the court pronounced the verdict.