Another person in the case has been sentenced to five years in jail
A Gazipur court has sentenced seven men to death, and one to five years in jail, for killing local businessman, Milon Bhuiya, for money.
Those who have received the maximum penalty are: Mohammad Ali Hossain alias Hossain Ali, 27, Rajib Hossain Raju, 22, Kaiyum, 25, Mohammad Ali alias Chhoto Ali, 20, Rajib Hossain, 22, Faruk Hossain, 25, and Shafiqul Islam Parvez, 26.
Another convict, Masum alias Mama Masum, who received a jail term for his role in Milon’s murder, is absconding.
The District and Sessions Judge’s Court cleared two others – Enamul Haq and Shamsul Haq – of charges, on Monday.
Case documents show that the convicts stopped Milon at the gate of Bhawal National Park on the evening of February 26, 2011 and attacked him with sharp weapons.
Milon was rescued by his relatives but died on the way to hospital.
His maternal uncle, Aktar Hossain, filed a murder case with Joydebpur police. The Detective Branch (DB) took over the investigation but the case was later shifted to CID after the DB failed to solve it.
CID Inspector Nazmul Haq pressed charges against 10 persons in court on April 22, 2015.