A Habiganj court on Wednesday sentenced eight people to death and 12 others to life term imprisonment for killing a man over land dispute in 2011,UNB reports.
The condemned convicts are Shudhangshu Sen, Shuvash Sen, Ershad, Abdul Malek Malu, Abdur Rahman, Abdul Kashem, Abu Lal and Mosharraf Hossain of Ganggail village in Madhabpur upazila.
Besides, Harmuj Ali, Moshtaq, Shanu, Jabed, Jahir, Bakul, Amir Hossain, Jahirul Islam, Dulal, Kamal, Sayed and Jhanu were awarded life term imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, the convicts swooped on the house of Redwanul Mohsin Tipu of the same village and stabbed him to death following enmity over the ownership of a land on 7 January 2011. Victim’s wife filed a case with Madhabpur police station on 9 Jan 2011.
After examining the records and witnesses, additional district and sessions judge Mafroza Parvin handed down the verdict acquitting three other accused as allegations brought against them could not be proved.