Narayanganj, Feb 07 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday sentenced a man to death for killing his sister-in-law at Noadda village in Bandar upazila in 2014.
Judge Sheikh Razia Sultana of Narayanganj District and Sessions Judges Court handed down the verdict in the afternoon.
The convicted criminal Abdur Rhaman, son of Jamal Pradhan of Rupganj Upazila, could not be produced before the court due to his illness.
Additional Public Prosecutor of the court Abdus Shaker said Abdur Rahman stabbed his sister-in-law Nisha Begum, wife of Tajul Islam on the night of December 8, 2014 after she refused his indecent proposal. Later, Nisha succumbed to her injuries at Narayanganj 300 bed hospital the next day.
Victim’s younger brother Rabbi Mia filed a case with Bandar Police Station.
The court gave the verdict after taking evidences from 12 witnesses during the prosecution, he added.
Dhaka, Feb 7 (UNB) – The government has been investigating to find out whether anyone else is languishing in jail without trial like Jaha Alam, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Thursday.
“The government will take immediate action in such cases,” he told reporters at the ministry. “Investigation into the imprisonment of Jaha Alam is underway. Actions will be taken after getting the report.”
Jute mill worker Jaha Alam was arrested instead of the real culprit in cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission for misappropriating a huge sum of Sonali Bank money. But the real accused, Abu Salek, is roaming free.
Jaha Alam had been in jail since February 2016. He was finally released from Kashimpur Central Jail-2 in last Monday following a High Court order.
Minister Asaduzzaman said the government had been considering to identify prisoners who became disabled or physically challenged after serving long sentences and release them. “It will be done at the order of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he said.
Dhaka, Feb 7 (UNB) – On behalf of the people of his country and himself, French Prime Minister Édouard Charles Philippe has congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her being elected Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the fourth term through the December-30 general election.
French ambassador in Dhaka Marie-Annick Bourdin on Thursday handed over a congratulatory letter of the French Prime Minister to Sheikh Hasina at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office.
PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the French envoy’s meeting with the Prime Minister.
In the congratulatory letter, the French Prime Minister said the election held on December 30, 2018 mobilised both a large number of people and the Bangladeshi political parties.
The votes cast showed the extent of aspirations of the Bangladeshi people, said Édouard Philippe in his letter.
The French Prime Minister applauded Sheikh Hasina for generously giving shelter to the Rohingyas.
In the meeting, the French ambassador discussed various issues of cooperation in a number of areas, including economy, women empowerment and climate change, the press secretary said.
The envoy said her country will work together with Bangladesh on climate change issues.
The Prime Minister thanked her French counterpart for congratulating her.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has been working on women empowerment since 1996.
Job opportunities are being created for women and the number of girls at the primary level education is higher than boys, the Prime Minister mentioned.