A Kishoreganj court yesterday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for killing his wife in Pakundia upazila in 2017.
The convict, Samir Uddin, 57, is son of late Izzat Ali of Syedgaon Pashchimpara village.
Third Additional District and Sessions Judge Prodip Kumar Roy also fined him Tk 20,000. In default he is to suffer two years more in jail, Court Inspector Chowdhury Mizanuzzaman said.
According to the case statement, Samir's wife Marzina Akter, 35, mother of three children, returned home from Lebanon in July, 2017.
Soon after returning home, Marzina had altercations with her husband over financial issues and went to her father's house.
On July 14, Samir went to his in-laws' house and locked in a quarrel with Marzina again.
At one stage, he stabbed Marzina with a knife and fled the scene, leaving her injured.
Family members rescued injured Marzina and took her to Pakundia Upazila Health Complex, where the doctors declared her dead.
Being informed, police recovered the body and sent it to Kishoreganj General Hospital for autopsy.
They also detained Samir soon after the murder.
The following day, deceased's father lodged a murder case with Pakundia Police Station against Samir.
After investigation, Sub-Inspector Humayun Kabir, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge-sheet against Samir on December 24 of the same year.