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Son gets death penalty, mother life term in murder case

  • Published at 04:59 pm August 22nd, 2016
Son gets death penalty, mother life term in murder case
A Chittagong court on Monday has sentenced a man to death and his mother to life term imprisonment for killing a neigbour over land dispute at Chandanaish upazila of Chittagong. The convicts are Humayun Kabir and his mother Shamshunnahar. Judge Rabiuzzaman of Second Additional District and Sesions Judge’s Court passed the order in presence of the two convicts. The same court also fined both convicts with Tk 50,000. In default, Shamshunnahar will have to serve an additional six months in prison. According to the case documents, the victim Munir Ahmed was an official in Agrabad branch of Rupali Bank. As a sequel to previous land dispute, the bank official was murdered by his neighbours in his house at Chandanaish upazila on June 10, 2005. Of the two convicts, Shamshunnahar hit the bank official with a stick while her son Humayun struck him in the head with a spade. Critically injured, the banker was rushed to Chandanaish upazila health complex. Later he was shifted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on June 29, 2005. Tanvir Ahmed, son of the victim, filed a case against Shamshunnahar and her two sons Humayun Kabir and Shaon. The police, however, dropped Shaon from the charge-sheet and submitted it on April 19, 2006. The charge was framed against the duo on January 28, 2008. The court delivered the verdict after taking deposition of 11 witnesses.