A court here on Tuesday sentenced eight people to life term imprisonment each for killing a man in Raiganj upazila in 2007, Agencies report.
The lifers are Shamim, 35, Rabbani, 32, Mintu, 33, Kalam, 32, Dudu, 30, Ziaur, 28, Samad, 32, Juhurul, 25, hailing from different villages of Raiganj upazila of Sirajganj and Sherpur upazila of Bogra district.
Of the convicts, seven are now in jail while Shamim is on the run. The court also fined them Tk 10,000 each, in default, to suffer one year more imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, the convicts picked up Ibrahim Khalil, son of Kashem Ali of Hosnabad village in Sherpur upazila of Bogra district, from the house of his father-in-law at Pangashi village on the night of November 30, 2007 alleging that he had stolen a mobile phone.
Later, they killed Khalil on the same night and dumped the body near a club in the village. The victim’s father-in-law filed a case against 11 people with Raiganj Police Station.
Judge of Sirajganj District and Session Judge’s court Jafrol Hasan handed down the verdict acquitting three accused as allegation brought against them couldn’t not be proved.