Three to die for Kakrail double murder

Staff Correspondent

18 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced three people to death in a case filed for killing a woman named Shamsun Nahar and her 17-year-old son at their house in the capital’s Kakrail area in 2017.

Judge Md Robiul Alam of Dhaka 3rd Additional Metropolitan Session judge’s court handed down the verdict in presence of the convicts.

The convicts are: Shamsun Nahar’s husband Abdul Karim, his third wife Sharmin Akter Mukta and Mukta’s brother Al-Amin Johny. The court also fined the three convicts Tk 20,000 each.

During the verdict, the judge said the prosecution

 was able to prove the charges brought against the convicts without a doubt and they deserved the highest punishment for their ‘heinous offences”.

He also observed that children are the greatest wealth to parents but the father along with others killed his son and wife in cold blood.

Expressing satisfaction over the judgment, Public Prosecutor Salauddin Hawlader pleaded for quick execution of the verdict.

A total of 17 prosecution witnesses testified before the court in the case.

According to the case, Shamsun Nahar, 45, and her son Sajjadul Karim Shaon, an A-level student, were killed in their 79/A Anjuman Mofidul Islam Road house in Kakrail on November 1, 2017 due to family dispute over property.

Shamsun Nahar’s brother Ashraf Ali filed the case on November 2, 2017, against her husband Abdul Karim, a wholesale spice trader based in Shyambazar, his third wife Sharmin Mukta, and Mukta’s brother Jonny.

Police on July 16, 2018, submitted a charge sheet against the three accused while on January 31, 2019, the trial started through framing charges against the accused in the case.