Court to hear PWs afresh in Tinni murder trial
Publish | 15 Nov 2021, 19:20
A Dhaka court today deferred pronouncement of judgement in a case lodged over murder of actress and model Syed Tania Mahbub Tinni in 2002, as it decided to record testimonies of two prosecution witnesses (PWs) afresh.
Dhaka Additional District and Sessions Judge Keshob Roy Chowdhury passed the order, accepting a plea from plaintiff of the case and Tinni's paternal uncle Syed Rezaul Karim and her father Syed Mahbub Karim.
Today was fixed for pronouncing the judgement, but Tinni's father and uncle pleaded to allow them to provide further testimony in the case. Allowing their plea, the court fixed January 5 for recording their testimonies.
Tinni was murdered on November 10, 2002, and her body was found under Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge-1 the next day. She allegedly got into a relationship with former Barisal-2 Jatiya Party lawmaker Golam Faruk Ovi and divorced her husband only four days before her death to marry Ovi.
Tinni was allegedly murdered by Ovi as she started to force him to marry her and even threatened to expose him before the media.
Dhaka 7th Additional District and Sessions Judge Court on July 14, 2010, framed charges against the sole accused Ovi.