Dhaka -A court here on Monday sentenced a woman and her lover to death for killing her husband over extramarital relationship in 2015.The convicts are-Fatema Begum, 46, wife of Al Amin Sheikh, and Shahjahan Sheikh, 60 of Dakkhin Kumariajola village in Morelganj upazila.
The court also fined them Tk 20,000 each. They were also sentenced to seven years imprisonment and fine of Tk 10,000 each, in default, to suffer six months more in rigorous imprisonment, in another section of the case.
According to the prosecution, Al Amin Sheikh had gone missing after going out for his son’s residence in Keraniganj of Dhaka on March 16, 2015.
Mohammad Ali, son of Al Amin lodged a general diary with Keraniganj Police Station on the following day.After tracking the mobile phone, police unearthed the body of Al Amin from the kitchen room of his house.
Police arrested Al Amin’s wife Fatema in this connection who later gave a confessional statement admitting her guilt before the court.
A case was filed with Morelganj Police Station. Police submitted chargesheet against Fatema, her lover Shahjahan and her neighbour Saiful Sheikh before the court on June 10, 2016.
After examining records and witnesses, Bagerhat Additional District and Session Judge Mohammad Zakaria Hossain handed down the verdict.UNB