POST TIME: 19 April, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Seven to die for murder in 2 dists
Our correspondents, Chapainawabganj, Mymensingh

Seven to die for murder in 2 dists

Seven people were sentenced to death in Chapainawabganj and Mymensingh districts yesterday on charge of murder. In Chapainawabganj, a court yesterday awarded death sentence to five persons on charge of killing a woman after rape. Judge of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 and Additional District and Session Judge Shawkat Ali also fined of Tk. one lakh each.

The judge acquitted three accused of the case as the charges brought against them were not proved. The convicted persons are – Nayan Kumar Robidas, 28, son of Shyamapada Robidas of Malbagdanga village, Prosanta Robidas, 22, son of Biren Robidas of Sonapatti village, Nitai Chandra Robidas, 24, son of Ratan Robidas of Chakpara village, Suvash Das, 42, son of Suchen Das and Prosanta Robidas, 24, son of Khokon Robidas. All are from Chapainawabganj Sadar Upazila.

During the pronouncement of the verdict Nayan Kumar Robidas and Prosanta Robidas were present and the other three convicts remained absconding. Miscreants killed Ayesha Khatun, 20, daughter of Mofizul Islam of Kalinagar Bablabona village and her body was recovered by police from a ditch at Moharajpur Mela Square of Sadar Upazila on June 14, 2015.

Although at the preliminary stage the cause of her death could not be known, but it was ascertained after getting the autopsy report that she was killed by suffocating after rape. It was mentioned in the charge sheet that Nayan had an affairs with Ayesha. Following the end of the affairs Nayan became enraged with her and killed her with the support of his accomplices.

After hearing 14 witnesses the court handed down the verdict. Meanwhile, a court yesterday sentenced two people to death and two others to life time imprisonment for killing a housewife over land dispute at Ishwarganj Upazila in 2003.

Among the convicts- Md Abul Kashem, 60, and Md Helim, 50, were sentenced to death and Khokon Mia, 52, and Abdul Aziz Mia, 55, were awarded life time imprisonment. Mymensingh District and Sessions Court Judge Md Ehsanul Haque passed the order. According to the case statement, on November 3, 2003, the convicts hacked the victim to death relating to previous enmity over a piece of land.