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Woman gets 10 years’ jail for killing son

  • Our Correspondent
  • 27 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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PANCHAGARH: A court here on Wednesday sentenced a woman 10 years’ in jail for killing her eight-month-old son due to a family feud at Atwari upazila in the district.

The court also fined her Tk 10,000, in default, she will have to suffer one year more in jail.

Panchagarh Additional District and Sessions Judge Md Anisur Rahman handed down the verdict.

The condemned convict is Hamida Akter, 21, daughter of Hasan Ali, a resident of Dohosuha village under Atwari upazila.

Jahangir Alam, additional public prosecutor of the court, confirmed the matter.

According to the prosecution, Aktarul Haque, 29, of Latifganj area under Tentulia upazila divorced his wife Hamida Akter after two years of marriage due to family dispute.

On April 8, 2017, Hamida Akter took shelter at her father’s house in Dohosuha village with her eight-month-old son Imran Hasan. Four days later, police recovered the body of the child from the house.

Maznu Haque, the uncle of the child, filed a case as plaintiff with Atwari Police Station, accusing Hamida Akter, her father Hasan Ali and mother Khodeza Begum.

After investigation, police submitted a charge-sheet against the accused to the court. On Wednesday, the court delivered the verdict after taking depositions of witnesses.

Hasan Ali and Khodeza Begum were acquitted as the allegation brought against them were not proved.