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A Jashore court on Thursday sentenced a suspended police sub-inspector (SI) to three years jail in a dowry case filed in 2019, reports UNB.

The convict was identified as SI Azam Mahmud, who was suspended and attached to Kushtia police lines.

Jashore Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 Judge Nilufar Shirin delivered the judgment.

According to case statement, Azam demanded Tk 150,000 as dowry from his wife after he got promoted as assistant sub-inspector. After his promotion to SI, he demanded another Tk 500,000 from his in-laws.

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He used to torture his wife Rabeya Aktar for the money and had married a second time.

Rabeya Aktar filed a case against six people, including the SI and his father, on 11 July 2019.

Public prosecutor Mostafizur Rahman said the convict’s mother testified against him in court and described the horrific torture the victim had been subjected to.

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