Man gets life-term for killing wife

Man gets life-term for killing wife

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Dhaka, Feb 15 – The Environment Appellate Court of Dhaka yesterday sentenced a man to life-term imprisonment for burning his wife to death at Konapara of the city’s Demra area in 2009.The convict is Jahangir Hossain Roni. The court also fined him Tk 50,000 in default he will suffer two more years in the prison. Judge Moshiur Rahman Chowdhury of the court pronounced the verdict on Thursday.
Accused Roni was produced before the court on the occasion of announcement of the verdict and later sent to the prison.
According to the case statement, the incident took place at a house of Al-Amin Road of Konapara area under Demra Police Station on January 22, 2009. On the day, Roni noticed a missed call on his wife Hamida Akter’s mobile phone. He called back on the number and sensed voice of a man from the opposite side while Hamida refused to give his identity.
Later, Roni locked into an altercation with his wife over the matter. At one stage, he set fire on the clothes Hamida was putting on, leaving her seriously injured.
She was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where she succumbed to the injuries on January 29 of the year. Earlier, on January 26, deceased’s elder brother Shamsul Haque filed a case with the police station over the incident. – Special Correspondent

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