A court here on Monday awarded death sentence to a man for the murder of his wife at Koira upazila of the district.
Moshiur Rahman Chowdhury, Khulna District and Sessions Judge, pronounced the verdict this afternoon against one Hazrat Ali Tarafder for killing his wife Taslima Khatun. The accused was present at the courtroom during the sentencing.
The convict Hazrat Ali Tarafder is the son of late Babar Ali Tarafder of village Uttor Modinabad under Koira upazula of Khulna.
According to the case statement, Hazrat Ali got married with Taslima Khatun, daughter of Abdul Barik Gazi of Debhata upazila of Satkhira, in 2001. They had two children.
During their marriage, Hazrat Ali used to torture wife Taslima Khatun over the most trifling matters. Despite arbitration being arranged several times, there was no change in his behaviour.
Finally on the night of March 28 in 2017, Hazrat Ali beat her up injuring her seriously. Their child screamed but he also threatened the child.
At on stage, Hazrat killed his wife strangulating her with her saree and fled the scene.
One day after the incident, Sakhina Khatun, mother of the deceased, lodged a case with Koira police station accusing Hazrat.
Public Prosecutor advocate Enamul Haque conducted the case on behalf of the prosecution while advocate Md Michael Hossain stood on behalf of the accused.