A speedy tribunal in Dhaka Monday sentenced 12 people to death and two others to one-year imprisonment for killing a lawyer’s clerk, Mobarak Hossain Bhuiyan, in Kishoreganj in 2015.
Judge Monir Kamal of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 passed the order in presence of eight convicts this morning. The court also fined the convicts Tk 20 thousand each.
The death-row-convicts are- Md Mahbubur Rahman Bhuiyan alias Mohub, Mozammel Haque Bhuiyan alias Badal Bhuiyan, Afzal Bhuiyan, Emdadul Haque alias Sikrit Bhuiyan, Noyon Bhuiyan, Bhulon Bhuiyan alias Bhulu, Ruhul Amin, Shipon Miah, Sultana Akter, Delwar Hossain, Bidhan Sanyasi and Nilufa Akter.
Of the 12, Sultana, Delwar, Bidhan and Nilufa are yet to be arrested.
The court also sentenced two fugitives, Taslima Akter and Shamim, to one-year imprisonment.
According to the case documents, the victim had long-standing land disputes with the convicts. On October 22, 2015, the convicts stabbed Mobarak by a spear on his abdomen, killing him on the spot in his village Gothalia under Bajitpur upazila in Kishoreganj. Victim’s brother filed the case against 16 the next day.
Police on January 2, 2017, filed charge sheet in the case. The tribunal on December 17, 2017, framed charges against the accused and today came up with the judgement after examining 23 of the total 31 witnesses.
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