A Brahmanbaria court yesterday sentenced a youth to death in connection with a case for killing his wife in Ashuganj upazila about two years ago.
Judge Mohammad Shafiul Azam of Brahmanbaria Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal handed down the verdict in absence of convict Ariful Haque Rony, 32, who has been absconding since securing bail in the case on November 29, 2018, Public Prosecutor SM Yousuf said.
According to the case statement, Rony strangled his three-month pregnant wife Kamrun Nahar Turna to death and concealed the body in a rooftop abandoned water tank on 24 April, 2017.
The following day, Turna’s father Mafizul Haque filed a case with Ashuganj Police Station accusing Rony and after investigation police later submitted the charge sheet against the lone accused in August the same year.
Later, police detained Rony, who gave his confessional statement under Section 164 before the court, but he came out of jail in 2018 and had been absconding since then.
In his complaint Mafizul mentioned that Rony lured his only daughter Turna, who completed her masters from Eden College in the capital, and tactfully married her in 2012.
Since then, Rony, son of Mafizul’s younger brother Aminul Haque, often used to torture Turna for her father’s property as she was the lone nominee of the property and failing to grab it Rony strangled Turna to death on 24 April, 2017.