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Five Mitford staffs to die for murder

Update : 11 Mar 2015, 07:43 PM

Five employees of Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital have been sentenced to death while three others given life-term imprisonment for the killing of son of their co-worker in 1999.

Judge Ruhul Amin of the Dhaka’s Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s court pronounced the order yesterday.

The death row convicts are Dulal alias Alo, Bellal, Sharif Mahmud Hossain alias Panna, Amzad Hossain and Waliullah Khan alias Bulbul. They were also fined Tk10,000 each. Of them, Panna, Amzad and Bulbul were tried in absentia while the others appeared before the court during the delivery of the verdict.

All the lifers are absconding. They are Sumon alias Pagla Sumon, Salauddin alias Sujon and Jabed Miah. They were fined Tk10,000 each; in default, they would have to serve jail term of one year.

The court acquitted seven other accused as the allegations brought against them were not proved.

All the convicts were grade IV employees of Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, better known as Mitford Hospital, in Old Dhaka.

Thirteen out of 18 prosecution witnesses gave deposition in the sensational murder case. Four accused gave confessional statements.

According to the case, Khorshed Alam, 22, son of Siddiqur Rahman – the then president of grade IV employees’ association at the hospital, was stabbed to death by the convicts at a field behind the hospital on May 22, 1999. Khorshed was killed over previous enmity with his father centring leadership of the association.

Siddiqur filed the murder case with Kotwali police against 16 people the same day. Sub-Inspector Md Azizul Haque, also investigation officer of the case, submitted charge sheet against the accused on January 10, 2000. 

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