One sentenced to gallows for killing brother’s wife

A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced a man to death in a case filed for killing his brother’s wife after raping her nine years ago.
Judge Tanjena Ismail of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-5 of Dhaka pronounced the verdict in the afternoon. The court also sentenced convict Md Alamgir to 14 years, rigorous imprisonment in the case. Moreover, he was fined Tk one lakh, in default, he will suffer two years more in prison.The court also convicted Alamgir’s friends, Rahid Hassan Milon and Ripon in the incident and sentenced them to 14 years in the prison. They were fined Tk 20,000 each, in default they will also suffer another year in the imprisonment. Of the convict Milon is on the run.
Alamgir and his friends kidnapped his sister-in-law, Shumi Akter, while she was going to a hospital for medical check-up on July 14, 2006. Later, they gang-raped her, and dumped the body in the Ichhamati river after slaughtering her. Her body was found far away from the bank of the river four days after she was kidnapped. = Court Correspondent