Man jailed for torturing wife
The Chief Judicial Magistrate's court here yesterday awarded five years rigorous imprisonment to a man and fined him Tk. 20 thousand under Women and Children's Repression Prevention Act for torturing his wife and damaging her left eye. The same court also jailed a sister of the convict and acquitted. Court sources said, Abdul Momin damaged the left eye of his wife Hafiza Begum on August 16, 2006 while beating her up at his Kobakhali Muslimpara residence. His sister Rahima Begum helped Momin during the incident. Hafiza filed a case on August 18 of the same year accusing her husband Abdul Momin, father-in-law Mohammad Joynal Abedin, mother-in-law Mamata Begum, brother-in-law Shariful Islam, sister-in-law Halima Begum and Rahima Begum.