3 to die for killing woman, daughter in C’nawabganj
A Chapainawabganj court on Monday convicted three persons and sentenced them to death for killing a woman and her daughter over land dispute. Additional District and Session Judge Rabiul Islam pronounced the judgment. The condemned convicts were identified as Rubel, Humayun Kabir and Mahbub Alam. Of them Mahbub tried in absentia. The court also fined them Tk 50,000 each. According to the prosecution, Nasima Begum, wife of Nasiruddin, an expatriate in Saudi Arabia, of Up-Razarampur Kumarpara of Sadar upazila and her daughter Nila were killed by the convicts following an enmity over the ownership of a piece of land on August 31, 2012. Also read: Pirojpur PP apologises for misbehaving with chief judicial magistrate Police recovered the bodies of Nasima and Nila from their house on the following day. Taimur Rahman, father of Nasima lodged a complaint against six people with Sadar Police. Police registered a case later. Of the six accused, one of them died during the trial proceedings. After examining records and witnesses, the Additional District and Session Judge announced the judgment and acquitted two more accused as allegations brought against them could not be proved.
Germany expels 2 Iranian diplomats over death sentence
Germany said Wednesday that it is expelling two Iranian diplomats over the death sentence imposed in Iran against one of its citizens. Authorities in Iran announced Tuesday that Jamshid Sharmahd, a 67-year-old Iranian-German national and U.S. resident, was sentenced to death after being convicted of terrorist activities. Iran claims Sharmahd is the leader of the armed wing of a group advocating the restoration of the monarchy that was overthrown in the 1979 Islamic Revolution, but his family say he was merely the spokesman for the opposition group and deny he was involved in any attacks. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said she summoned Iran’s charge d’affaires in Berlin and informed him that “we will not accept this massive breach of a German citizen’s rights.” Also Read: Ausbildung in Germany for Non-EU Students including Bangladesh “As a consequence the German government has declared two members of the Iranian embassy unwanted persons and asked them to leave Germany at short notice,” she said. “We demand that Iran revokes the death sentence against Jamshid Sharmahd and allows him to have an appeal that is fair and in line with the rule of law.” Baerbock has said that Sharmahd, who lives in Glendora, California, did not have “even the beginning of a fair trial” and that consular access and access to the trial had been repeatedly denied. She has also alleged that he had been arrested “under highly questionable circumstances,” without elaborating. Sharmahd's family accuse Iranian intelligence of abducting him from Dubai in 2020. Also Read: Iran International moves shows to Washington, citing threats The official website of Iran’s judiciary said Sharmahd was convicted of plotting terrorist activities. He was tried in a Revolutionary Court, where proceedings are held behind closed doors and where rights groups say defendants are unable to choose their lawyers or see the evidence against them. The death sentence — which can be appealed — comes against the backdrop of months of anti-government protests in Iran sparked by the death of a 22-year-old woman who was detained by the morality police for allegedly violating the country's strict Islamic dress code. The protesters have called for the overthrow of the country’s ruling clerics. Monarchists based outside Iran support the protests, as do other groups and individuals with different ideologies. Security forces have attacked the demonstrators with live ammunition, bird shot and batons, rights groups say. At least 530 protesters have been killed and nearly 20,000 people have been arrested, according to Human Rights Activists in Iran, a group monitoring the unrest. Iranian authorities have blamed the protests on hostile foreign powers, without providing evidence, and have not released official figures for those killed or arrested. Iran has executed four men accused of violence linked to the protests, and activists say at least 16 others have been sentenced to death.
Son among 7 to die for killing woman in Noakhali
A Noakhali court on Tuesday sentenced seven people, including the son of the victim, to death for killing a woman in 2020. The condemned convicts are—Abdul Barek, Humayun Kabir, 32, son of Nurjahan Begum, Niron, 26, son of Milon Majhi, Nur Islam, 32, son of Nur Alam, Kalam alias Mamun, 28, son of Dulal Majhi, Ismail, 35, son of Mominullah, Sumon, 28, son of Milad Hossain and Hamid, 35, son of Marfat Ullah of Jahajmara village in Subarnachar upazila. Noakhali District and Sessions Judge Nilufar Sultana handed down the verdict. According to the prosecution, Nurjahan Begum,58 , went missing from his home at Jahajmara village in Subarnachar upazila on October 6, 2020. Later, police recovered her body, cut into five pieces, from a water body. Humayun Kabir, son of Nurjahan, lodged a complaint with Char Jabbar Police Station on that day. Later, police arrested Humayun and after interrogation, police came to know that Humayun along with his six associates killed Nurjahan over land dispute. Also read: 5 get death sentence for raping teenage girl in Khulna The convicts including Humayun strangled Nurjahan to death by a pillow when she was asleep and severed the body into five pieces. Later, they dumped the body into a water body. Police also seized a sharp weapons, pillow and clothes used in the murder.
Man gets death penalty for killing wife in Cumilla
A Cumilla court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for killing his wife in 2009 for dowry. Cumilla Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 Judge Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun gave the judgment. The court also fined the convict Tk 10,000, in default, to suffer two months more rigorous imprisonment. The court also acquitted three people from the charges during the hearing, said Special Public Prosecutor Pradip Kumar Datta. Read more: Kishoreganj: 3 to die for killing housewife for dowry . According to case complaint, convict Abdul Kader, of Komar Doga village in Chauddagram upazila, used to torture her wife Jharna for dowry. As her family couldn’t give him remaining Tk 30,000 of his demanded Tk 50,000 as dowry Kader planned to kill Jharna. On June 24, 2009, Jharna’s body was recovered from a pond in the village. Jharna’s sister Khaleda filed a case against seven people including Kader under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act. Read more: Man to die for killing wife in Pabna for dowry In 2015, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted a charge sheet against four people- Abdul Kader, Monwara Begum, Najma Akter and Abdus Sattar in this case.
Man gets death penalty for killing wife in Chapainawabagnj
A Chapainawbaganj court on Monday sentenced a man to death in a case filed over killing his wife in 2019. Additional District and Sessions Judge Rabiul Islam pronounced the judgment in presence of the convict. The court also fined the convict Tk 50,000 . Read more: JCD leader’s death in B’baria clash: SP, ASP among 8 sued According to case statement, on July, 8, 2019, the convict hacked his wife Ayesha Begum with a sharp weapon over a family feud at their house in Bholahat upazila. Ayesha succumbed to her injuries on the way to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Later, victim’s brother Md Muslim filed a case against Kobed Ali at Bholahat police station. Read more: 4 sentenced to death in Cox’s Bazar in narcotics case 4 sentenced to death in Cox’s Bazar in narcotics case Police submitted the charge sheet of the case on September 30 of the same year.
6 get death sentence for raping teenage girl in Khulna
A tribunal in Khulna on Tuesday sentenced six men to death for raping a teenage girl in Sonadanga upazila in 2019. The death-row convicts are Morshedul Islam Shanto alias Shanto Biswas, Sheikh Shahadat Hossain, Md Rabbi Hasan Parash, Md Mahmud Hasan Akash, Kazi Ariful Islam Pritam and Md Mim Hossain. Among them, Shanto, Shahadat and Pritam were tried in absentia. Khulna Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-3 Judge Abdus Salam Khan delivered the judgment. Read more: Unspeakable: Parents tied up before daughter gang-raped by vandals in Subarnachar The court fined the convicts Tk 20,000 each. The court also sentenced four adolescents to eight years imprisonment each. One of them was sentenced to three more years more jail under the Anti-Pornography Act. According to the case, Shanto raped the sixth grader girl after taking her to a rented house of another convict on June 29 in 2019. The others convicts videoed the crime and raped the girl in terms. Read more: Sunamganj: 5 get life in prison in attempted rape, rape cases On the following day, a case was filed against nine people at Sonadanga police station. On November 13 of the same year, the investigation officer of the case and Sonadanga police station officer-in-charge (OC) Momtazul Hoque submitted a chargesheet against 10 convicts.
Netrakona’s Khalilur gets death penalty for crimes against humanity in 1971
International Crimes Tribunal on Tuesday (September 13, 2022) sentenced fugitive criminal Md Khalilur Rahman from Netrakona for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of 1971. A three-member tribunal led by Justice Shahinur Islam pronounced the death sentence. Public Prosecutor Rana Dasgupta and Rezia Sultana represented the state during the hearing while state appointed lawyer Gazi MH Tamim appeared for the accused. Also read: 5 get death sentence for raping teenage girl in Khulna PP Rezia Sultana said three of the four accused in this case died during the trial. The tribunal gave death sentence to Khalilur, then commander of Al Badr, in his absence on Tuesday as he has been absconding, said the PP. On January 30, 2017, in a press briefing of the probe agency final report on the accused was published. Also read: 2 sentenced to death in absentia for murder in Gopalganj At first the case had five accused but one of them, Ramzan Ali, died before the trial began. Other three accused that died during the trial were Khalilur’s brother Azizur Rahman, Ashq Ali and Md Shahnewaz, all residents of Noagaon union in Netrakona. Charges of illegal detention, torture, abduction, looting, arson, vandalism, attempted rape, rape, murder and genocide in 1971 were brought against the accused in this case. Read Fugitive death-row war criminal held in city The charge sheet mentioned that 22 people were killed, one was raped, one attempted rape, two of the four abducted being tortured in a camp, 14 or 15 houses being looted and arson at seven houses. Death row convict Khalilur was a member of Islami Chhatra Sangha who joined the Razakar forces during the war. Later, he became commander of Al Badr in Chandigarh union. He was known to be a supporter of Jamaat-e-Islami.
5 get death sentence for raping teenage girl in Khulna
A tribunal in Khulna today (September 7, 2022) sentenced five men to death for raping a teenage girl in Khalishpur of the district in 2011. The death row convicts are-Ali Akbar alias Hridoy, Mehedi Hasan alias Ibu, Sohel, Abdullah and Mohon. Khulna Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-3 Judge Abdus Salam Khan pronounced the judgment. Read:Primary school teacher sued for raping 9th grader in Kurigram On March 23 in 2011, convict Mohon abducted the girl from the Bihari Camp in Khalishpur and took her to a banana orchard in Charer Haat. Ali Akbar and some others raped the girl there, leaving her unconscious near the camp. Later, a case was filed at Khalishpur police station. Read: 23 year-old girl invited by ‘friend’ to visit Sylhet, raped by 7 On June 20 of the same year, the investigation officer of the case sub-inspector (SI) Kazi Rezaul Karim submitted a chargesheet against the five. Among the convicts, Sohel, Abdullah and Mohon were tried in absentia.
Man to die for killing housewife in Pabna
A Pabna tribunal on Sunday sentenced a man to death for killing a housewife after his failed rape attempt in 2018. Pabna Woman and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Mizanur Rahman handed down the punishment. The court also fined the convict Tutul Char, son of Atahar Mallik of Paikerhati village in Sathia upazila, Tk 10,000 -in default to suffer five years more in rigorous imprisonment for attempting to rape the woman. Also read: Man to die for killing wife in Pabna for dowry The court also fined the convict Tk 5,000 more in default to suffer for two years in jail on charge of hiding the body. According to the prosecution, the convict Tutul tried to rape Aleya Khatun, wife of Ardosh Mallik of Paikarhati village after getting her alone in a field. As Tutul failed to violate her he strangled her to death by wrapping sari on her neck and kept the body in a paddy field. A missing complaint was lodged with Sathia police. Police arrested Tutul and following his confessional statement, Aleya’s body was recovered from the paddy field, six days after she murdered. Also read: 4 to die for killing girl after rape in Chandpur Shabana Akter lodged another complaint with the recovery of the body of her daughter with Sathia Police. Later police registered a murder case and submit a chargesheet against Tutul on January 31, 2018.
HC commutes death sentence of 4 in Narshingdi garment worker rape case
The High Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of four convicts to life imprisonment in a case over violating a 20-year-old garment worker in Palash upazila of Narsingdi district in 2013. The HC bench of Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman handed down the judgment after hearing a petition. Also read: Schoolgirl gang raped in Rajshahi; 2 held The convicts are—Ashiqur Rahman, Ilias Mia, Rumin and Robin of Bagpara area in Palash upazila of Narsingdi district. The court also acquitted —Ibrahim and Abdur Rahman- from the charges. Advocates Munsurul Haque Chowdhury, Lutfur Rahman Akond and Akter Rasul stood for the accused while deputy attorney general Harun Rashid and Attorney General Zahid Ahmed Hero represented the state. On May 23, 2013, the convicts picked up the woman and took her to an abandoned place while she was returning home and violated her in turns on May 23, 2013. Later, a complaint was lodged with Palash Police. Also read: Khulna police make 6 arrests after indigenous woman gangraped at home Police registered an FIR in this connection. On August 25, 2016, Narsingdi Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Shamim Ahmed sentenced six people to death in the case. Later, the convicts filed a petition with the High Court challenging the lower court order.