A court here yesterday sentenced a man to death for killing his wife in Brahmanbaria town in 2013.
The convict is Jishan Chowdhury Ziku, 32, son of Sanaullah Chowdhury of New Mourail area of the town. He was tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution, Jesmin Akter Akhi, 23, daughter of Muslim Munshi of Demra area in Dhaka, married Ziku in 2012. Ziku strangled Jesmin over an extramarital affair on August 27 in 2013.
The next day, Akhi's father filed a murder case with Brahmanbaria Sadar Model Police Station against Ziku.
Police later pressed charge-sheet against Ziku after investigation.
After examining witnesses and evidences, Brahmanbaria District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Shafiul Azam found Ziku guilty and pronounced the verdict.