Man sentenced to death for triple-murder

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for killing three female relatives in Chawkbazar area in 2016, reports UNB.

The court also fined convict Al Islam alias Jibon Tk 20,000. He is the son of Nurul Haque Sardar of Jajira upazila in Shariatpur district.

Judge Farhana Ferdous of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court handed down the verdict.

According to the prosecution, Islam married one Sumi, daughter of Rashida Begum of West Islamabag in Chawkbazar. Sumi died while giving birth to their second child.

Islam got involved in a clash with his mother-in-law Rashida when he tried to take back his children to Shariatpur. A court gave Rashida the children's custody.

On 4 July 2016, Islam went to his mother-in-law's house and locked into an altercation with Rashida, her daughter Shima and granddaughter Banna over custody of the children.

At one stage, Islam stabbed the three indiscriminately. Rashida died on the spot while the other two succumbed to their injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Police arrested Islam on 9 August after Rashida's brother filed a case at Chawkbazar police station.

The charge sheet was filed accusing Islam on 25 December that year.

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