Natore: A court here on Thursday sentenced a man and his friend to death for killing his wife in 2016.
The convicts were identified as Shahmim, 26, son of Shahajamal and Ramijul Alam, 23, son of Nur Islam of Kurigram district. They were tried in absentia.
Natore District and Session Judge Rezaul Karim handed down the verdict after examining records and witnesses.
According to the prosecution, Rozena Parvin Rupali, 22, wife of Shahmim and daughter of Abdur Razzak of Lalmonirhat district had gone missing from Bogra, where she worked, on December 22, 2016.
Later, the charred body of Rozena was found from a filed in Do-Pukuria village in Singra upazila, three days after she had gone missing.
Abdur Razzak, father of the victim filed a case with Singra Police Station. Police arrested the due on December 27, 2016.
Later on March 31, 2017, police submitted charge sheet accusing Shahmim and Ramijul. They gave confessional statements before the court admitting their guilty.
However, the convicts secured bail from the High Court and went into hiding.
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