A trial court in Rajshahi convicted a woman and sentenced her to life imprisonment on charges of possessing 50 grams of heroin in the district around six and a half years back.
District and session judge Meer Shafiqul Alam found the woman identified as Maleka Begum alias Piara Begum, 54, wife of late Ali Mian of village Sakimpura under Goalanda Police Station in Rajbari, guilty and pronounced the verdict in her presence Thursday afternoon.
The court also fined her Tk 20,000, in default, to suffer three months more behind the bar.
According to the prosecution story, in brief, a police team arrested the woman with 50 grams of heroin after searching a Dhaka-bound night coach in Belpukur bypass area of Puthia on July 27, 2013.
Public prosecutor Ibrahim Hossain conducted the case on behalf of the state while advocate Ershad Ali defended the accused.
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