Father gets life for killing daughter
A Panchagarh court yesterday sentenced two persons including the father to life term rigorous imprisonment (RI) for killing a minor girl.
The convicts are Fazlul Haque,49, father of the ill-fated girl and Siddiq Ali,48, both of Bilashi village in Debigaj upazila, Panchagarh.
District and Sessions judge Md Afzal Hossain handed down the verdict in a crowded courtroom in presence of the two.
The court also fined each of them Tk 5,000, in default, to suffer one year more in jail.
According to prosecution, Shilpi,7, daughter of Fazlul Haque went missing in the evening on August 27, 2007. Next day her body was recovered from a bamboo cluster nearby her house.
Victim's mother filed a murder case accusing three persons including her husband with Debiganj police station.
On investigation, police submitted charge sheet accusing them.
Examining records and witnesses, the judge handed down the verdict acquitting Mojnu as the allegation against him could not be proved.