A Tangail court on Monday has sentenced a man to death for killing his wife, demanding dowry.
Judge Khaleda Yasmin of the Tangail Women and Child Abuse Suppression Tribunal passed the order.
Special Public Prosecutor (PP) Ali Ahmed of Women and Child Abuse Suppression Tribunal, said that Riaz Uddin, 35, resident of Garobazar area of Tangail’s Ghatail upazila, brutally tortured his wife Liza Akter, 20, demanding a dowry of Tk 10,000, on August 10, 2009.
She was later admitted to a local hospital where she died on August 26 while undergoing treatment.
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Meanwhile on August 19 that year, Liza's brother Azahar Ali filed a case against Riaz.
On November 20, the police submitted a charge sheet to the court but Riaz was out on bail and has been on the run ever since.