Mother among 3 get life term for killing son
A court in Barishal has awarded a woman and two other persons life imprisonment for killing her son.
The lifers are Kona Begum, wife of Lakit Ullah of Pashchim Ratanpur in Mehendiganj upazila, her lover Ruhul Amin Nali and his brother Shahin Nali.
Barishal Public Safety Disturbance Crime Prevention Tribunal judge KM Shahid Ahmed handed down the verdict on Monday morning.
The court also fined them Tk 50,000 each.
According to the case prosecution, Kona's husband lived in Chattogram for work. In his absence, she developed an extra marital affair with Ruhul Amin in the same area.
On February 21, 2013, Kona with the help of the two other convicts strangled her son Rony, 11, to death as he saw her in an illicit act with Ruhul Amin.
Later, they tried to cover up the killing and informed everyone that Rony died from snakebite.
The boy's father Lakit lodged a case with Mehendiganj Police Station the next day in this connection.
After examining records and 24 witnesses, the tribunal pronounced the verdict.