The court of Additional Metropolitan Session Judge Nurul Islam of Chittagong fixed the date after the completion of all arguments in the case, said Anupam Chakrabarty, additional public prosecutor.
Killers unleashed five to six dogs on Himu, 18, an A-level student of Summerfield School and College in Chittagong, beat him up brutally and pushed him off a four-storey building in the port city’s Panchlaish area on April 27, 2012. He succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in the capital on May 23 in 2012.
The next day, Asit Das, the victim’s maternal uncle, filed a murder case accusing Junaid Ahmed Riad and his father Shah Selim Tipu, Zahedul Islam Shaon, Shahadat Hossain Shaju and Mahbub Ali Khan Danny.
The court sent Tipu and Shaju, who remained in bail, to jail while Danny is behind the bars.
Riad and Shaon are on the run.
Himu was killed for his anti-drug activities, according to his family members and police.
“We have said in the court that it is an exceptional case. No murder by unleashing dogs happened in Bangladesh before. We expect the highest punishment,” said the public prosecutor.