Two siblings in Rangpur have been sentenced to death for killing a pregnant housewife in 2003.
The convicts are victim’s husband Nipen Chandra (35), and his younger brother Luxmon Chandra (32), sons of late Dhiren Chandra Roy of village Kazipara in Taraganj Upazila in the district.
The court of additional district and sessions judge Abu Zafar Md Quamruzzaman delivered the verdict after examining the records and witnesses.
Luxmon Chandra remained absconding since the murder while Nipen Chandra is in jail.
On February 18, 2003, Kalpona Rani (25), a pregnant housewife was tortured to death by the convicts and her in-laws over dowry, say prosecution.
Police being informed recovered her body from the house the following day and sent it to the Rangpur Medical College Hospital morgue for post mortem.
Victim’s relative Shatish Chandra filed a case accusing three people including the convicts and the victim’s mother-in-law Shamitri Rani with Taragonj police station.
Shamitri Rani died while she was on bail during the trial of the case.