Wife hacked dead on Facebook live: Testimony begins today
Published: 02:55 PM, 8 March 2021 Updated: 03:24 PM, 8 March 2021
Testimony in the case of a man who hacked his wife to death on the live streaming Facebook at Uttar Barahipur Bhuiyan Bari in Feni Municipality will start from today (Monday, March 8).
The testimony will be taken in the court of District and Sessions Judge Dr. Begum Jebunnesa on Monday.
State lawyer Hafez Ahmed said deceased Tahmina Akhter’s younger sister and two cousins of accused Tutul (Tahmina’s husband) were scheduled to testify in the case on Monday. Six witnesses including the plaintiff, magistrate, doctor and police have testified in the case.
Court bench assistant Md. Altaf Hossain said the investigating officer of the case, SI Emran Hossain, had filed a chargesheet against Obaidul Haque Tutul on November 16 last year. The court framed the charges in December and fixed the date for testimony.
The first testimony was taken through Sahab Uddin, the father of the slain housewife and the plaintiff in the case, on January 13 this year, he added.
According to the case documents, Tutul hacked his wife Tahmina Akhter to death on April 15 last year over a family dispute at Uttar Barahipur Bhuiyan Bari. He himself later informed the police on 999. Upon receiving the news, Feni Model Police arrested Tutul from the spot and recovered the body, a machete used in the killing and a mobile phone.
Tahmina Akhter’s father Sahabuddin filed a case against Obaidul Haque Tutul at Feni Model Police Station on April 17 last year. SI Saifuddin produced Tutul in court on the same day. Tutul pleaded guilty to murder in the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Dhrubajoti Paul under Section 164.
Later, SI Saifuddin was transferred and SI Emran Hossain was given the responsibility of investigating the case.