3 get death sentence for killing woman after rape in Shariatpur

A court in Shariatpur today sentenced three people to death for killing a housewife after rape in Gosairhat upazila of the district last year.

The convicts are: Md Morshed Ukil (56) of Madhya Kodalpur village, Abdul Haque Mutait (42) of Char Gharoa village, and Md Zakir Hossain of Daimi Charvhoira village in the upazila.

Judge Abdus Salam Khan of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Shariatpur handed down the verdict in presence of the convicts, said Public Prosecutor Firoz Ahmed.

The court also fined Tk 50,000 each and acquitted nine others in the case, he said.

According to the case statement, the victim (aged 40) went missing on January 20, 2019.

On the following day, police recovered her body from an abandoned house in her village.

Police arrested Morshed Ukil the same day after tracking the victim’s mobile phone taken away by the accused. On the day of the arrest, the victim’s husband filed a case with Gosairhat Police Station.

After investigation, police pressed charges against nine people including Morshed Ukil, Abdul Haque Mutait and Md Zakir Hossain. Later, the court framed charges against 12 people on October 7, 2019.

After examining witnesses and evidence, the judge found three of them guilty and pronounced the verdict, the PP further said.