A Sunamganj court yesterday sentenced a woman and her boyfriend to death for killing her 11-year-old son in 2014.
The convicts are Sitara Begum, 37, wife of Saudi expatriate Rafiqul Islam, and her boyfriend Barik Mia, 35, son of Alkas Ali of Chitulia village in Jagannathpur upazila.
According to the prosecution, Sitara's husband Rafiqul has been working in Saudi Arabia for nearly 15 years. During the time Sitara fell in love with Barik.
On October 14 in 2014, Sitara's son Souibur saw her in an intimate condition with her boyfriend. Sitara and Barik then strangled Souibur and dumped the body in the septic tank of a local madrasa.
Later, a murder case was filed in this connection.
After examining witnesses and evidence, Sunamganj Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun pronounced the verdict.