Youth gets death sentence for killing wife

A court in Kishoreganj on Thursday sentenced a man to death for killing his his wife for dowry in 2020.Kishoreganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 Judge Md Habibullah handed down the verdict.

The condemned convict is Khairul Islam, 28, hailed from Ghatail upazila in Tangail. He was a prison guard in Kishoreganj District Jail.The victim was Roma Akter, 22, daughter of Dubai expatriate Mannan, a resident of Manikkhali village under Katiadi upazila of Kishoreganj.Advocate MA Afzal, public prosecutor of the court, confirmed the matter.According to the prosecution, on December 22, 2020, around 2 am, Khairul beat his wife demanding dowry. Roma was rescued in critical condition and admitted to Kishoreganj General Hospital.Later, on December 29, Roma died on the way to Dhaka Medical College.The victim’s mother filed a case with Kishoreganj Sadar Model Police Station on December 31.

After the investigation, on July 31, police submitted a charge sheet against the accused Khairul Islam to the court.The court delivered the verdict after taking depositions of the witnesses.

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