Eight convicts were sentenced to death in separate murder cases in Natore and Jhenaidah districts on Sunday
A Natore court sentenced five people to death and two others to life-term imprisonment for killing a man in Singra upazila in 2004.
The condemned convicts are: Hafizur Rahman, Bulu, Khalilur Rahman, Majibur Rahman Majid and Monir Hossain. The two others are Abdul Hakim and Nazrul Islam.
Among the convicts, four are absconding.
According to the case, the convicts picked up farmer Abdul Kader Dudu from his house on February 3, 2004 due to a previous feud.
They gunned Kader down and stabbed him to death at a local market.
The victim’s wife filed a murder case with Singra police station the following day.
After examining all the records and witnesses, Natore Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Saifur Rahman Siddiq handed down the verdict on Sunday.
In Jhenaidah, a local court sentenced three men to death for murdering a college student named Imran Hossain in 2011.
Jhenaidah First Additional District and Sessions Judge Golam Azam announced the verdict Sunday morning.
The death-row convicts are: Imran Hossain, Nasim Biwsas, and Monirul Islam Mukul. They were also fined Tk20,000 each.
Mukul is currently in hiding.
Another suspect in case, Zakir Hossain, was acquitted of the charges.
According to the case, Imran, from Laudia village in the district’s Sadar upazila, went missing after leaving his friends at a village tea stall for his home on his motorcycle.
His body was found near a pond in Shikarpur village a day later.
His father Nazrul Islam filed a case naming several unidentified people as suspects with Jhenaidah Sadar police station.
Police submitted a report naming four suspects in 2012.