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7 to die for killing man in Comilla

The court also fined them Tk30,000 each

Update : 18 Jun 2023, 09:33 PM

A Comilla court on Sunday sentenced seven people to death and five others to life imprisonment for killing a youth in 2006.

The court also fined them Tk30,000 each.

Comilla Additional District and Sessions Judge Court-5 judge Jahangir Hossain handed down the judgment.

The condemned convicts are Md Morshed, Md Jewel Mia, Md Alauddin, Md Ripon, Md Shipon, Shubho Hasan and Md Kajal of Champaknagar area while the lifers are Md Badal, Md Jahir, Iqbal Hossain, Anwar Hossain and Sohel.

According to the prosecution, convict Jewel Mia asked plumber Rana Khan, 19, of Champaknagar area, to come to a waterbody to catch fish on April 30, 2006.

Later, he along with others killed Rana Khan and dumped the body in the waterbody near Champaknagar North Housing over previous enmity.

On May 1, 2006, police recovered the body and the father of the deceased filed a case in this connection. Police submitted a charge sheet against 16 people.

A total of 14 witnesses gave statements before the court in the case.

After examining the records and witnesses, the court also acquitted four others as allegations brought against them could not be proved.

Father of the deceased Jahangir Khan expressed his satisfaction in the verdict which came after 17 years of his son's murder.

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