A Kishoreganj court yesterday sentenced a man to death and two others to life term for killing their brother-in-law in 2012.
The court also fined Tk 5 lakh to each convict -- Moazzem Hossain Mozu, his brother Mobarak Hossain and their cousin Arman Ali, all from Manderkandi village in Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj, said Toufiq Ahmed, court inspector in Kishoreganj.
The three were sentenced in absentia by Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Abdur Rahim, the inspector added.
According to the case statement, Akhteruzzaman, a farmer, married his cousin Selina of the same village. On July 26, 2012, Selina left him for her parents' house over domestic disputes.
The following day, when Akhteruzzaman went to his in-laws' house to bring her back, his brothers in-law -- Moazzem, Mobarak, Arman and Azizul Haque Arzu -- engaged in an altercation with him over the dispute.
At one stage, the accused attacked Akhteruzzaman with sharp weapons, leaving him injured critically. He was pronounced dead after he was taken to Jahurul Islam Medical College Hospital in Bajitpur of Kishoreganj.
Akhteruzzaman's elder brother Sheikh Ruhul Amin filed the case with Pakundia Police Station the same day, accusing four in-laws of the deceased.
Police pressed a charge sheet against the four. The fourth accused Azizul Haque Arzu died before the trial completed.