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4 sentenced to death, 7 get life term for Kushtia double murder

  • Published at 02:28 pm December 1st, 2019
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Police escort convicts at the court premises in Kushtia on Sunday, Decemebr 1, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Three of the convicts are on the run

A court has sentenced four people to death and seven others to life imprisonment for killing two men in 2016 for protesting against the harassment of a seventh grader.

Kushtia Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Munshi Md Moshiar Rahman delivered the verdict on Sunday.

The convicts sentenced to death are  Kamal Hossain Malitha, son of Nurul Islam of Gopalnagar from Bheramara upazila, Kamrul Paramanik, son of Kabul Hossain Malitha, Nayan Sheikh, son of Nazrul Islam of Fakrabad village of the same upazila, and Sumon Pramanik.

 Those sentenced to life imprisonment are Nazrul Sheikh, Abdur Rahim, Mahfuzur Rahman, Hridoy Ali, Ziaul Islam, Samrat Ali, and Arshaf Malitha of Fakrabad village. 

Of the convicts, Nayan, Mahfuzur, and Samrat are absconding.

According to the prosecution, Muzibur Rahman and his brother Mizanur Rahman were hacked to death by a group of people after they protested against the harassment of a seventh-grader girl on April 25, 2016.

Muzibur’s son filed a case with Bheramara police station over the killing.