A court here on Tuesday convicted Snigdha Sarkar Dipa and sentenced her to death in the sensational murder case of her husband special public prosecutor Advocate Rathish Chandra Bhowmik in 2018.
Senior district and session judge ABM Nizamul Haque handed down the verdict in a packed court room while the lone accused Snigdha Sarkar Deepa was on the dock, reports the UNB.
Earlier on January 21, the court fixed the date (Tuesday) to deliver its verdict.
The court began the trial on October 30, 2018 and examined 37 prosecution witnesses in the case, said Public Prosecutor Advocate Abdul Malek.
According to the case statement, Dipa had extramarital affairs with her colleague Kamrul Islam, an assistant teacher of Tajhat High School, and they strangled Rathish Chandra Bhowmik, also an Awami League leader, on March 29, 2018 at his Tajhat residence in the city.
Dipa and Kamrul kept the body inside an almirah and later Kamrul took the body to an under-construction building site owned by his brother Khademul Islam at Tajhat Mollapara by a van and buried it on March 30 in 2018.
On April 3, 2018, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) picked up Dipa, an assistant teacher of Tajhat High School, for interrogation over the missing of her husband.
Based on the information extracted from her, the elite force recovered Rathish’s decomposed body from the under-construction building site the same day.
Police after investigation submitted a charge-sheet before the court against the duo.
However, Kamrul Islam, 48, reportedly committed suicide inside the Rangpur Central Jail by hanging himself on November 10 last.
Public Prosecutor Rathish represented the state in the cases over the killings of Japanese national Kunio Hoshi and Rahmat Ali, a caretaker of a shrine.