A court here yesterday sentenced five people, including the husband, to life imprisonment for killing a woman in 2009.
Judge Md Moinuddin of Brahmanbaria Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court handed down the verdict.
The convicts are Rafiqul Islam, Shamim Ahmed, Akter Hossain alias Boro Akter, Arash Ali and Akter Hossain alias Chhoto Akter of Biddyakut area in Nabinagar upazila of the district.
Only Rafiqul was in the court when the verdict was given, while four others were tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution, victim Fatu Begum Shimu and her husband Rafiqul were going by a rickshaw to Biddyakut village from her parents' home in Kurighar village at night on July 10 in 2009.
According to a plan, four people, hired by Rafiqul, stopped them, killed Shimu and fled the scene.
Rafiqul returned home and said Shimu had been killed by robbers.
Rafiqul's father Abul Hossain filed a case with Nabinagar Police Station, accusing unnamed people, the next day.