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Man confesses to killing wife in Bhatara

13 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Abul Kashem, a rickshaw-puller, on Saturday confessed to hacking his wife Jobeda Akhter to death with an axe in Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court, reports BSS.

As he was hauled up before the court, he willingly agreed to make a confession. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqul Islam recorded his statement and ordered him to be sent to jail.

Bhatara police sub-inspector (SI) Mohammad Sumon Mia told BSS that on Thursday night, Abul Kashem attacked Jobeda with an axe over a family altercation, leaving her dead on the spot.

On Friday afternoon, police recovered the body of Jobeda Akter from her house in Purbapara and sent it to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy, the official said.