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MP Liton Murder: Death row convict arrested

Former MP Liton was gunned down by miscreants in 2016

Update : 12 Sep 2022, 12:16 AM

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Sunday arrested a death row convict in a case filed over the killing of former Awami League MP Manjurul Islam Liton.

The arrestee is Chandan Kumar Roy, the main coordinator of the murder.

A team of RAB-3 and RAB-6 jointly conducted a drive in the Bhomra area of Satkhira and arrested Chandan around 9:30pm on Sunday, said ASP Imran Khan, Media wing of RAB headquarters.

Liton, a former MP from Gaibandha-1 constituency, was gunned down by miscreants at his village home in Masterpara of Sundarganj upazila on December 31, 2016.

Liton’s sister filed a case against several people at the Sundarganj Police Station.

Detectives arrested Quader, a former Jatiya Party MP from Gaibandha-1 constituency, on February 21, 2017 from his home. 

Five days later, he confessed before a court to his involvement in the killing.

On April 30, 2017, police submitted a charge-sheet against eight people, including Quader, who had previously been sentenced to life imprisonment in a separate case filed under the Arms Act.

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