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Man executed for killing his wife 17 years ago

2021-06-19, 1:23pm Administration


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Sylhet, June 19 – A 55-year-old man was executed on Thursday for the killing of his wife over a family feud 17 years ago, jail authorities here said.
The execution of Sirajul Islam took place at Sylhet Central Jail-1 around 11 pm after completing all formalities, said Senior Jail Super Mohammad Manjur Hossain
This was the first execution at the newly built Sylhet Central Jail-1, located in Badaghat in the suburb area of Sylhet, he said.
Before being executed, Sirajul was given a chance to meet his family.
His body was handed over to the family who it to his home in Habiganj.
In 2004, Sirajul killed his wife Shahida Akter over a family feud. On March 7, 2004, Shahida’s brother filed a case in connection with Habiganj Police Station.
On Feb. 28, 2007, Sylhet Speedy Trial Tribunal sentenced Sirajul to death in the case. The court also fined him Tk 10,000.
 On Aug. 1, 2012, Sirajul lost an appeal against the sentence at the High Court.
Later he lost another appeal at the Appellate Division which rejected it.
On May 25, this year, Sirajul filed his final petition to the president seeking clemency, but it was also rejected, Jail Super Manjur said. - UNB