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Verdict in Prof Rezaul Karim murder case May 8

  • Published at 10:23 am April 12th, 2018
  • Last updated at 12:41 pm April 23rd, 2018
Verdict in Prof Rezaul Karim murder case May 8
A Rajshahi court has set May 8 to deliver its verdict in connection with the killing of Rajshahi University teacher Prof Rezaul Karim Siddiquee in 2016. Rajshahi Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Shirin Kabita Akhtar passed the order on Wednesday, after concluding the hearings on behalf of both sides. The court recorded the testimonies of a total of 32 witnesses in the case. On November 6, 2016, police pressed charges against eight members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in the case, more than six months after the killing. The accused are Khairul Alam Badal, Osman, Nazrul Islam, Shariful Islam, Ripon, Abdus Sattar, Rahmatullah and Maskawat. Of them, Badal, Nazrul and Osman were killed in gunfights with police at different times and Shariful has been on the run. Prof Rezaul Karim, 58, of RU English Department, was killed in the city's Shalbagan area while he was waiting for a university bus on April 23, 2016. The victim's son Sourov Hossain filed a murder case with Boalia police station. Teachers, students and employees had been staging demonstrations on the campus demanding justice.