Judge Sudipta Das of the Habiganj Women and Child Abuse Suppression Tribunal handed down the verdict on Tuesday (December 14th) morning. All the accused have been produced in court while the verdict was announced.
According to the details of the case, Maryam Akhter Lovely of the same upazila got married to Syed Helal of Lakripara village of the upazila in 2016. Six months after the marriage, on September 23, 2016, her husband Syed Helal and his family members tortured and killed Lovely.
Shahin Chowdhury, brother of the deceased, filed a murder case against five persons at Bahubal Police Station. Later, the investigating officer of the case SI Muharram Ali filed a chargesheet in the name of husband Syed Helal, mother-in-law Syeda Shaheda Khatun and neighbor Tajul Islam.
The judge gave the verdict after 23 people testified in the case. The chief justice Syed Helal was hanged and fined Tk 1 lakh and the other two were acquitted. PP Advocate Abul Hashem Mollah Masum handled the case on behalf of the state.