Mother-son murdered in Kakrail: Husband among 3 to die...

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Mother-son murdered in Kakrail: Husband among 3 to die

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:48 AM, 17 January 2021   Updated: 03:42 PM, 17 January 2021

Abdul Karim (L) and his second wife Sharmin Akter Mukta

Abdul Karim (L) and his second wife Sharmin Akter Mukta

A court in Dhaka sentenced three people to death in a case filed over the murders of a woman and her son in Kakrail area in the capital.  

Dhaka 3rd Additional Metropolitan Session Judge Robiul Islam pronounced the verdict on Sunday. The court also fined the three convicts Tk 20 thousand each.

The three condemned convicts are - victim Samsun Nahar's husband Abdul Karim, his second wife Sharmin Akter Mukta and Mukta's brother Al-Amin Johny.  

Public Prosecutor Salauddin Hawlader expressed satisfaction over the judgement and pleaded for quick execution of the verdict.

Earlier on January 10, the same court fixed today to deliver its judgment in the case as both the prosecution and defence concluded their closing arguments on that day. 

Shamsun Nahar, 46, and her son Sajjadul Karim Shaon, 17, an A-level student, were murdered at their home in the capital's Kakrail area on November 1 of 2017. Following the day, Shamsun Nahar's brother Ashraf Ali filed the murder case with Ramna Police Station against Abdul Karim, Mukta, Johny and several other unidentified people. 

Later, police arrested Abdul Karim and Mukta from Dhaka on November 3, while Rab detained Mukta's brother Johny from Moksedpur Upazila of Gopalganj on November 4 in connection with the double murder. Johny gave his confessional statement in the case to a Dhaka magistrate on November 8 that year. 

Inspector of Ramna Police Station Md Ali Hossain pressed charges against Abdul Karim, Mukta and Johny on July 16, 2018. The court framed charges against the trio on January 31 in 2019.