A Satkhira court on Wednesday sentenced a student of Dhaka University (DU) to life term imprisonment for murdering his wife, who was also a DU student from Khanpur village of Satkhira Sadar upazila in 2012.
Abdul Kuddus, 25, then a first year student of political science department of DU and the son of late Mohiuddin Sardar of Shakianthopur village in Paikgachha upazila of Khulna district is the lone convict in the murder case.
The court also fined him Tk 10,000, which in default, will extend his prison sentence by 6 months.
According to the case file, Abdul strangled Mashuda Sultana to death on June 12, 2012.
Mashuda, 20, was a first year student of Law Department of DU and daughter of late Shahsufi Ahmed Mao. Md Alahi Box, of the upazila.
Mashuda and Abdul got married after a relationship back in 2012.
However, after some days, Abdul wanted to be with another girl of the university. Following this, Mashuda objected him and requested not to involve in another relationship.
At one stage, Abdul came to visit in his father-in-law’s house where he induced his wife to sleep using sleeping pills and strangled her to death.
Later, Abdul surrendered to Sadar Police Station in the morning and confessed to the murder.
On the following day, victim’s uncle Abdullahi-Ghalib filed a case with the police station.
After examining records and witnesses, Satkhira Sessional Court-1 Judge Arshaful Islam handed down the verdict in the noon.