Man to die for killing wife for dowry
A Panchagarh court yesterday sentenced a man to death for killing his wife for dowry in Atwary upazila of the district in 2012.
The convict is Nimai Chandra Barman, 31, son of Anil Chandra Barman of Baroawlia village in the upazila.
District and Sessions Judge MA Nur, also judge of Panchagarh Women And Children Repression Prevention Tribunal, handed down the verdict in a crowded courtroom in presence of the convict after examining the case records and nine witnesses. The court also fined him Tk 25,000.
The court acquitted three people, including Nimai's father, mother Roma Bala and sister Beauty Rani as the allegations brought against them could not be proved.
According to the prosecution, Nimai married Sonali Rani Shampa, 24, daughter of Karuna Kanta Roy of Sonahar village under Debiganj upazila of the district on August 13, 2008. After marriage, Nimai used to torture Shampa for dowry.
On November 12, 2012, Nimai picked up a quarrel with Shampa over the issue. At one stage, he strangled Shampa and hung her body from a mango tree beside their house to pass it off as suicide.
Victim's father filed a case with Atwary Police Station the following day, accusing six people, including Nimai, his parents and sister, on November 13.
Sub-Inspector Dilip Kumar Roy, also investigation officer Atwary Police Station, submitted the charge sheet against the accused on March 25, 2013.