A Faridpur court sentenced 13 people to life imprisonment for killing two men in Saltha upazila in 2003
District courts in Faridpur and Kishoreganj sentenced 23 people in two separate murder case hearings on Wednesday.
A Faridpur court sentenced 13 people to life imprisonment for killing two men in Saltha upazila in 2003.
Faridpur Special Judge Court Judge, Md Motiar Rahman, also fined the convicts Tk50,000 each. They will have to spend an additional six months in jail if they fail to pay the fine.
14 others were acquitted in this case.
The convicts are Mannan Khan, Surman Kha, Majed Kha, Wajed Kha, Rashed Kha, Siddique Fakir, Soharab Fakir, Afsar Fakir, Fazlul Fakir, Rahman Kha, Rezaul Kha, Jakir Kha, and Osman Fakir, reports UNB.
Of them, 11 were present in court. Soharab Fakir and Jakir Kha were tried in absentia.
Faridpur Special Judge Court's public prosecutor (PP), Advocate Golam Rabbani Babu Mridha, said local arbitration was undertaken regarding the harvesting of onions in Natkhola village of Saltha upazila on December 23, 2003.
During arbitration, Ganjor Kha and Musha Molla were hacked to death following an altercation.
Musha's brother Alal Molla filed a murder case with Saltha police station against 27 people.
A Kishoreganj court sentenced three people to death and seven to life in prison for murdering former Jahangirnagar University student Ershadul Islam Choyon in 2005.
The convicted are: Abdul Awal, Al-Amin, and Abdul Karim. Awal and Karim are absconding.
Those given life imprisonment are Sufol, Abdul Kadir Fakir, Safia Khatun, Sohel, Ripa Akter, Johura Khatun alias Anufa, and Abdur Rauf Fakir, alias Rup Mia.
First Additional District and Sessions Court of Kishoreganj also fined the convicted Tk 500,000 each.
Choyon, who studied management at Jahangirnagar University, was the only son of Jahirul Islam and Momena Khatun. He was killed on December 2, 2005, two days before he was scheduled to join as station master at the railways.
The attack occurred in Hossainpur Upazila's Tansidla village. The convicted had attacked Choyon's house in broad daylight with sharp weapons. He was stabbed and slashed when he tried to protect his mother and sister during the attack, according to case details.
He was mortally wounded in the attack and doctors at Hossainpur Upazila Hospital pronounced him dead when he was taken there.
Choyon's father Jahirul Islam filed a case against nine people with Hossainpur police on the night of the incident. Police pressed charges against 11 persons on February 28 the next year.
One of the accused was dropped from the charge sheet after his death during trial proceedings.