POST TIME: 8 May, 2019 00:00 00 AM
3 to die, 4 get life for murder in Rangpur
BSS, Rangpur

3 to die, 4 get life for murder in Rangpur

A court here on Monday sentenced three persons to death and four others to life term rigorous imprisonment for murdering a fertiliser trader and snatching his motorcycle, cash money and mobile phone over 12 years back. Additional District and Session Judge of Rangpur Court-2 Md. Golam Rasul handed down the verdict on Monday afternoon.

The convicts who got capital punishments are Biplob alias Dipu, Saiful Islam and Badal Mian while Jahurul Islam, Sahanur, Milan and Mofazzal Hossain were awarded with life term sentence. According to the prosecution, a group of miscreants stopped fertiliser trader Ashraful Islam Bulu of Pirganj upazila at Khejmatpur Bazar while he was returning home by motorcycle from Pirganj upazila town at 8 pm on September 28, 2006.

The miscreants tortured and chopped Bulu with sharp weapons, snatched away Taka 45,000 in cash, mobile phone and motorcycle from his possession and left the place leaving him critically injured.

Local people rescued and rushed Bulu to Pirganj Upazila Health Complex and he was immediately shifted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where he succumbed on the same night.

Elder brother of the victim Amirul Islam filed a murder case with Pirganj Thana on the next day and police arrested seven persons in this connection.

After investigation, Pirganj Thana police submitted charge sheet against the arrested persons to the court when the trial began.

After examining 18 witnesses of the case, the court found the seven accused persons guilty and announced the verdict on Monday.

Additional Public Prosecutor of Rangpur Advocate Faruk Mohammad Rezaul Karim stood for the sate while senior lawyer Advocate Sarwar Hossain defended the accused side.