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Six jailed for murders in B’baria, Patuakhali

Six people have been jailed for killing two men in Brahmanbaria and Patuakhali, report our correspondents.

A Brahmanbaria court yesterday sentenced a woman to three years in prison for killing her Saudi expatriate husband and her stepbrother to life term imprisonment in the same case.

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The convicts are Mariam Begum, 30, daughter of Lal Miah of Sahebnagar village and her stepbrother Jasim Uddin, 32, son of Idris Mollah of Ibrahimpur village in Nabinagar upazila. Of them, Jasim was tried in absentia.

Mariam was present at the court when Brahmanbaria District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Shafiul Azam delivered the verdict.

According to the prosecution, Shafiqul Islam, husband of Mariam, caught the sister and stepbrother red handed when they were having an intimate affair on the night of October 3 in 2012. At the time, the duo strangled Shafiqul.

Later, Rajon, maternal cousin of the deceased, filed a case with local police station in connection with the incident.

Assistant Public Prosecutor Deen Islam expressed satisfaction over the verdict.

Meanwhile, a Patuakhali court yesterday noon sentenced four people to life term imprisonment for killing a young man.

The lifers are Roni, 24, Amran, 23, Liton Hawlader, 22, and Kamal Gazi, 24, of different areas in Patuakhali town.

The court also fined them Tk 30,000 each, in default, they are to suffer another two years in jail.

According to the prosecution, the four called Shamim Gazi out of the house at old hospital road in the town around 3:30pm on May 9 in 2009. They took Shamim to the hospital’s field and beat him up mercilessly, leaving him seriously injured.

Later, the victim’s mother rescued him from the spot. Shamim was then sent to Patuakhali General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 9:30pm.

Farida Begum, mother of the victim, then filed a murder case with Patuakhali Sadar Police Station.

After investigation, police submitted charge sheet before the court against the four on July 24 the same year.

After examining witnesses and evidences, AKM Anamul Kabir, special district judge, found the four guilty and pronounced the verdict.

Advocate Md Eusuf Hawlader, additional public prosecutor, conducted the case as state lawyer.

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