A court here on Thursday sentenced a woman convicted of her husband’s murder in 2014 to life imprisonment.
District and session Judge Dr Jebunnesa passed the order against Shahnaz Nadia for her role in the murder of her husband businessman Kawsar Mahmud in Feni.
Hafez Ahmed, public prosecutor in the case, said, “We are satisfied with the exemplary sentence given to Shahnaz Nadia in Kawsar Mahmud’s murder case.”
Meanwhile defense lawyer Ahsan Kabir said an appeal will be filed with the higher court as the judgment was given based on confessional statement only.
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Kawsar’s brother-in-law Saif Uddin Mahmud said they will appeal for death sentence to the convict at the higher court.
Testimonial statements of 17 of the 29 witnesses in the case were recorded by the court in this case including the investigation officers and the plaintiff till September 15 this year.
On April 11, 2014 Kawsar went to visit a doctor with his wife Nadia when some miscreants near Falahia Madrasa in Feni hacked him with a knife and ran away.
Doctors announced him dead after he was rushed to Feni General Hospital.
The next day Kawsar’s father professor Abul Khayer filed a murder case against Nadia and one Md Harun.
On April 13, 2014 investigation officer of the case Sub-Inspector Md Alamgir Hossain arrested Nadia from her residence.
Accused Nadia confessed to killing Kawsar alone before the court the same day.
On June 7, 2014 the case was handed over to SI Kamrul Islam for investigation.
Meanwhile the other accused of the case Md Harun was murdered by some miscreants.
On October 30, 2015, SI Kamrul Islam filed charge sheet of the murder case against Nadia and Harun.