A court has sentenced his stepmother Rabina Akhter Priya, 24, to life imprisonment in a case filed against her for murdering her step son Rahim Mallick Hossain, 11, in Sundarpur area of Noakhali's Chatkhil upazila.She was also fined Tk 50,000 and sentenced to one more year in jail for non-payment.
Noakhali District and Sessions Judge Nilufar Sultana delivered the verdict on Tuesday. Accused Rabina Akhter Priya was present in the court during the verdict.
According to court sources, Rahim Mallik Hossain, a child, lived with his mother at his grandfather's house after the second marriage to the accused's father, Rabina Akhter Priya. On the afternoon of June 9, 2016, Priya brought her step son from home to her house to do some shopping. The next day at noon, the police recovered the body of Rahim from Priya's house.
On June 11, the victim's mother Sajeed Begum filed a murder case against Priya and the police arrested her. The PBI later investigated the case and filed a chargesheet in the court. PP Ed of the state party in the case. Gulzar Ahmed Jewel said the case was heard in the presence of the accused on Tuesday afternoon. After the hearing, the wise court sentenced the accused Rabina Akhter Priya to life imprisonment under section 302. He was also fined Tk 50,000 and sentenced to one more year in jail for non-payment. After the verdict, the accused has been sent to the district jail.