A Netrakona court on Thursday sentenced five people to life term imprisonment in a case over killing a man and his son in a land dispute at village Rupchandrapur in Atpara upazila of the district in 2011.
The convicted were Rukan Uddin alias Afeus Miah, 45, Jashim Uddin, 50, Sabas Khan, 52, Sulto Khan, 55, Hares Miah, 35, residents of village Rupchandrapur.
Judge KM Raseduzzaman Raja of district and sessions judges court handed down the verdict and fined them each Tk 50,000, in default, to suffer three months more rigorous imprisonment.
The court also acquitted seven other accused as the charges against them could not be proved. According to the case statement, the convicted attacked Tajul Islam and his son Suman Miah while they were returning home from fishing on March 27, 2013.
They beat them up and hacked the victims, leaving them severely injured.
Later, the father and son succumbed to their injuries.
Victim’s son Suhag Miah filed a case with Atpara police station on January 16, 2013.
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