Man to walk gallows for killing wife in Barisal
A Barisal court yesterday sentenced a man to death for killing his wife eight years ago.
The death penalty awardee is Sohrab Akon, 40, son of late Lal Mia Akon of Toyka village under Muladi upazila of the district.
Adib Ali, additional district and sessions judge, handed down the verdict after examining case record and 11 witnesses. The court also fined Sohrab Tk 50 thousand.
According to the prosecution, Sohrab took his pregnant wife Mili Begum to Dhaka for consulting a doctor on October 20, 2007.
While returning to Muladi, Sohrab pushed Mili into the Meghna River from a launch, leaving her dead.
On May 10, 2008, Mini Begum, sister of Mili, lodged a case with Muladi Police Station, accusing Sohrab of killing her sister.
Sub-Inspector Abdur Rahim, also the investigating officer of the case, pressed charges against Sohrab on November 1, 2008.
Away in Faridpur, a court here on Monday sentenced a man to life imprisonment for killing his wife in 2011, reports UNB.
The convict, Shahid Thakur, is a resident of Shyamsundarpur village in Sadar upazila.