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5 to walk gallows over double murder

WT24 Desk

A court here on Wednesday sentenced five people to death for their involvement in killing a father and his son near Barishur Bazar area in Keraniganj, Dhaka in 1993, reports UNB.

The convicted are Shafiqul Islam, Nazrul Islam alias Nazu, Mister alias Dela Mister, Arif and Masud.

Judge Bazlur Rahman of the Dhaka district and Sessions’ judge court handed down the verdict after hearing on the review petition.
According to the prosecution, the convicts stabbed the grocery shop owner Sharif and his two sons on 13 June 1993, leaving them severely injured.

Later, Sharif and one of his sons Khokon died while undergoing treatment at Mitford Hospital. Investigation officer of the case Mahmudul Hasan Kabir submitted a charge-sheet accusing the five in 1994.

On 21 July 2004, a court sentenced the five accused to death over the killing.

On Wednesday, after 25 years of trial proceedings, the court delivered the death- penalty and fined TK 40,000 each.

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