Verdict in Zakia murder case deferred
Published: 01:13 PM, 27 January 2022 Updated: 07:44 PM, 27 January 2022
A court has set February 10 for announcing verdict in the murder case of a housewife named Zakia Begum in Gopalganj.
The verdict of the case was set to be announced on Thursday. However, as Judge Zakir Hossain of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 was on leave, Acting Judge Begum Jasmine Ara set the new date. State counsel Abu Abdullah Bhuiyan confirmed the matter.
Earlier on January 13, the court fixed today to announce the verdict after hearing.
The accused in the case are Zakia's husband Morshedayan Nishan, Nishan's brother Ehsan Sushan, brother-in-law Hasan Sheikh and manager Anisur Rahman. Morshedayan Nishan was the then Gopalganj representative of Maas Ranga Television and Editor of the local daily 'Amader Gopalganj'.
The case was transferred to the Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 in Dhaka in 2020.
Naishan and Zakia got married in 2005. Five years after their marriage Nishan demanded dowry from his wife and that created a dispute among the couple. In continuation of that dispute, Zakia Begum was hacked to death on the night of February 4, 2016.
Zakia's father Jalaluddin Mallick filed a case with the Gopalganj Sadar Police Staion on the following day accusing Nishan.
According to the case statement, Nishan along with Ahsan Sujan, Anisur Rahman and Hasan Sheikh hacked to death housewife Zakia with a sharp weapon.
The main accused in the case Nishan is absconding since the incident and the other three accused are on bail.