Man to die for hacking 4 of a family to death
Published: 12:59 PM, 14 September 2021 Updated: 04:57 PM, 14 September 2021
Raihanur Rahman, the only accused in the case of hacking to death four members of the same family in Kalaroa, Satkhira; File Photo
A court in Satkhira today has sentenced Raihanur Rahman to death, the only accused in the case of hacking to death four members of the same family in Kalaroa, Satkhira.
Satkhira Senior District and Sessions Judge Sheikh Mofizur Rahman announced the verdict at around 11:45 pm on Tuesday.
After the verdict, PP Abdul Latif said this is the “first time” in the history of the judiciary that a verdict has been announced in a murder case in Satkhira in just 20 working days.
The convicted accused Raihanur Rahman, younger son of Shahjahan Doctor of Khalisha village in Helatola UP of Kalaroa upazila.
The deceased were – Raihanur’s elder brother Shahinur Rahman, sister-in-law Sabina Khatun, their son Siam Hossain Mahi and daughter Tasnim Sultana.
According to the case details, unemployed Raihanur used to live with his brother’s family. Raihanur’s wife divorced him on January 10 last year for his unemployment due to physical illness. Shahinur’s wife Sabina used to scold her brother-in-law from time to time for not being able to pay the family. Due to this, on the night of October 14 last year, Raihanur hacked Shahinur, Sabina, Siam and Tasnim to death, however, did not kill their four-month-old baby Maria and left her beside the bodies.
Shahina’s mother-in-law Moyna Khatun, wife of Rashed Gazi of Ufapur village in Kalaroa upazila, filed a murder case against the unidentified persons.
The CID arrested Shahinur’s brother Raihanur Rahman, Razzak Dalal of the same village, Abdul Malek and Asadul Sardar of Dhanghara village. On October 21, Raihanur pleaded guilty in the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Bilas Mandal.
On November 24, CID inspector Shafiqul Islam filed a chargesheet, naming Raihanur Rahman the only accused in the case. The trial began on January 14 with the formation of charges in the case.
Maria, the only surviving child in the family of the deceased, is currently under the care of Helatala UP member Nasima Khatun.