2 sentenced gallows for killing mother, son in Noakhali

2 sentenced gallows for killing mother, son in Noakhali

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Dhaka – A court in Noakhali on Sunday sentenced two people to death for killing a woman and her son in Noakhali district town in 2009.
The condemned convicts are Morshed Alam, 37, husband of victim Ruma Akhter, and his friend Rubel, 29, son of Sukkur Miah, of Muktarpur village of Laxmipur Sadar upazila. Morshed was tried in absentia. The court also fined them Tk 5,000 each.According to the prosecution, Morshed along with his friend Rubel strangulated his wife Ruma and three-year-old son Apan to death at a private hospital in the district town on August 25, 2009.
Police recovered their bodies on August 26.
Hospital owner Dr Abdul Hai filed a murder case with of Sudharam Model Police Station which was later transferred to the Detective Branch (DB) police.
Detectives arrested Morshed from a hospital in Chittagong two weeks later through tracking mobile phone. They arrested Rubel from Begumganj following Morshed’s confessional statement.
However, Morshed fled from the police custody on the first day of hearing and is still on the run.
After examining the records and witnesses, District and Session’s Judge Reza Tarique Ahmed handed down the verdict. – UNB

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