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1 sentenced to death, 3 jailed for killing bank official

Update : 14 Sep 2015, 07:33 PM

A Dhaka speedy trial tribunal yesterday awarded the death sentence to a young man and different jail terms to three others for killing a Brac Bank official in 2011.

After examining records and witnesses, Judge Abdur Rahman Sardar of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 pronounced the verdict in the presence of three of the four convicts.

The condemned convict, Abdul Majid Dalim, 34, of Purba Balikha village in Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka, was also fined Tk20,000.

One of the accused, Jahangir Alam, 26, of Nayadangi village in Singair upazila of Manikganj, was sentenced to life imprisonment and fined Tk20,000, for which he would spend an additional year in jail if he defaults.

The other convicts, Mohammad Idul, 26, of Goubda village in Rajarhat upazila of Kurigram, and Faruk Hossain, 27, of Jolapara village in Sayedpur upazila of Nilphamari, were sentenced to five years’ imprisonment each and also fined Tk5,000.

Of them, Faruk is on the run while the others are now in jail.

According to the case documents, TM Mehedi Masud, a former Brac Bank official of the Gulshan branch in the capital, went to Jamgara in Savar by car after receiving a call from Abdul Majid Dalim on September 16, 2011.

Dalim, along with Jahangir, Idul and Faruk, strangled Masud to death and dumped his body under Shubhulya Bridge in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail that day. The accused were professional kidnappers, and they killed the bank official after snatching his car.

Masud’s body was later recovered by Mirzapur police in the area on September 17, 2011.

Sub-inspector Bimal Chandra filed a case with Mirzapur Police Station in this connection. Two years after the sensational murder, Tangail CID Inspector Zafar Iqbal, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted a charge sheet against the four accused on September 29, 2013.

A total of 19 prosecution witnesses gave depositions against the accused in the case.

Of the four convicts, Jahangir and Idul had given confessional statements under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedures (CrPC).

Expressing satisfaction over the verdict, the victim’s mother Amena Begum told the Dhaka Tribune: “I will be more grateful to the judiciary if the judgment is implemented within a short time.” 

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