RAJBIRAJ, July 6: The District Court has sentenced a woman and her daughter to life in prison, with a term of 20 years each, for the murder of her husband former lawmaker and Constituent Assembly (CA) member, Mohammad Sadarul Miya Haque.
A single bench of Judge Mahendra Pokharel convicted Nurjahan, 52, and her 21-year-old daughter Rubeda. Rubeda is said to be the mastermind of the crime.
The court also sentenced the main guilty Abdul Rauf of Chatari VDC-6 in Siraha to life in prison with confiscation of all property for the murder of Haque.
A special team from the Central Investigation Bureau of Police arrested Rubeda and Rauf on June 6, 2013 and Nurjahan the next day on the charge of the murder.
Haque, then 55, of Kalyanpur VDC-2 in Saptari, was killed on May 20, 2013 with a sharp weapon when he was asleep in his room at his Huma Oil Traders Petrol Pump in Kalyanpur-2.
Later, police investigation showed that Haque's wife Nurjahan, daughter Rubeda and one Indian citizen Jamirul Shekh murdered Haque, following a dispute with daughter Rubeda over her relations with Shekh.
The investigation further said that Haque was against his daughter Rubeda's relations with Shekh.
Meanwhile, police said that Shekh of Lahan Municipality-5 in Siraha and his accomplice Enul Shekh of Chatari VDC-2 in Siraha are still at large. RSS