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Son accused of killing mother sentenced to death  

 Kurigram Correspondent

 Published: 07:17 PM, 12 January 2021  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

A court has sentenced a youth named Montazul Alam, accused of chopping his mother to death with an ax while she was praying, to death in Kurigram. 

District and Sessions Judge Md Abdul Mannan handed down the verdict around 1:00 pm on Tuesday and the accused Montazul Alam was present in the court at that time.

According to court and case statements, Montazul Alam became mentally ill as his first wife left him. After that, when Montazul became eager for a second marriage, his parents disagreed. This disagreement made Montazul so furious that he hit his mother Meherjan Begum with an ax while she was praying inside the house on March 20 last year around 1:45 pm. The mother died on the spot while neighbors came to the spot and detained Montazul and handed him over to the police.

In the afternoon of that day, father Solaiman Ali filed a murder case against Montazul Alam at Rajarhat Police Station. 

Sources further revealed that out of 19 witnesses in the case, a total of 18 people have given their testimonies. Public Prosecutor SM Abraham Lincoln on behalf of the state and legal aid lawyer Ershadul Haque Chowdhury Shaheen on behalf of the accused handled the case.