The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death sentence to a man in a case filed over the killing of Dr Nazneen Akther of Labaid Specialised Hospital and her domestic help in 2005.
The six-member virtual bench of the Appellate Division led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after rejecting a petition.
Advocate ABM Bayezid stood for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Biswajit Debnath represented the state.
According to the prosecution, Aminul, then a college student and also a nephew of Dr Nazneen’s husband Asaruzzaman, stabbed the doctor to death over a dispute on March 7, 2005.
He also killed her domestic help Parul, who witnessed the murder.
Later, Aminul went into hiding. A case was filed with Dhanmondi police station.
Police arrested Aminul from Faridpur district.
In 2008, a Speedy Trial Tribunal sentenced Aminul to death in the double murder case.
In 2013, The High Court also upheld the death penalty.
Aminul filed an appeal petition against the HC order which was also rejected by the Supreme Court.