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9 to die for murdering Chapainawabganj Jubo League leader

  • Published at 03:56 pm June 20th, 2019
Police escort the covicts to prison after a Chapainawabganj court sentenced them to death on Thursday, June 20, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Two others get life imprisonment while four others are acquitted

A Chapainawabganj court has sentenced nine people to death in connection with the murder of Jubo League leader Monirul Islam – who was also the treasurer of Sonamasjid Land Port C&F Agents Association.

District and Sessions Judge Md Sawkat Ali sentenced two others to life imprisonment and acquitted four others.

The following convicts received the maximum penalty: Akherul Islam, Sirajul Islam Munshi, Tahurul Islam Tutul, Abdul Malek, Sirajul Islam, Shariful Islam Sharif, Md Masud, Sirajul Islam Sentu, and Abdus Salam.

Parul Begum and Masud, alias Lalchand, were handed down sentences of life imprisonment.

The convicts have been fined Tk200,000 each. Parul and Lalchand will have to spend another year in jail if they fail to pay the fine.

According to case details, the then-C&F Agents Association chief Akherul, vice-president Munshi, general secretary Tutul, and others were at odds with Monirul over transactions of the association's money.

The convicts took Monirul to Shibganj Upazila Stadium area on the evening of October 24, 2014 and shot him dead.

Monirul's wife Rahima Khatun filed a murder case with Shibganj police the next day. Police filed the charge sheet accusing 15 people on June 15, 2015.