11 get life for throwing acid in Madaripur

Three jailed in Satkhira for girl trafficking

A court in Madaripur yesterday noon sentenced 11 people of Rajoir in the district to jail for life and also fined each Tk 25,000, in default, to suffer another year in jail.

According to the prosecution, the 11 convicts threw acid on Zahura Bibi, 50, wife of Razzak Miah of Lundi village under the same upazila in the district in front of her house at around 5:30 am on August 21, 2005.

The attack was a sequel to previous enmity, reports a Madaripur correspondent.

The convicts are Ashraf Khandker, 55, Omar Khandker, 40, Hamid Miah, 45, Nazrul Miah, 35, Sohrab Miah, 30, Salam Miah, 30, Zahir Miah, 25, Masum Khandker, 22, Russel Miah, 18, Hobi Munshi, 40, and Mojibor Munshi, 50.

Zahura’s husband Razzak Miah, on the same day, filed a case with Rajoir police station against the aforesaid persons accusing them for throwing acid.

Source: The Daily Star

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