A court has handed down the capital punishment to a woman and her four accomplices for the murder of her husband over an extramarital affair in Khagrachhari's Guimara in 2016.
Khagrachhari District and Sessions Judge Reza Md Alamgir on Thursday passed the death sentence alongside imposing a fine of Tk 5,000 on each of the convicts, reports bdnews24.com.
The convicts are Rabeya Akhter, 35, Saiful Islam, 24, Md Firoz, 28, Md Abul Kalam, 22, and Md Abul Asad alias Mithu, 20. Four of them were in the dock when the verdict was passed.
According to state prosecutor Bidhan Kanungo, Rabia Akhter conspired to get her husband killed in exchange for money over an extramarital affair on February 5, 2016 in Guimara Upazila's Rabindra Para. Guimara Police, as plaintiff, subsequently started the case a day after recovering the body.
They submitted the charge sheet seven months later on Sept 5, with the court delivering its verdict nearly four years later after hearing the testimonies of 12 witnesses.
In an immediate reaction, the prosecution expressed satisfaction with the verdict. Meanwhile, defence counsel Md Arif Uddin said that he would appeal against the verdict to the High Court.