3 to die for killing RU teacher Shafiul Islam


RAJSHAHI, April 15, 2019 (BSS) – Three persons have been sentenced to death in the much-talked-about Rajshahi University (RU) teacher Professor AKM Shafiul Islam Lilon killing case here today.

Judge of Rajshahi Divisional Speedy Tribunal Anup Kumar declared the verdict in a crowded courtroom acquitting eight others accused of the case.

The convicts are: BNP leader Abdus Samad Pintu and Juba Dal leaders Ariful Islam Manik and Sabuj Sheikh.

Unidentified assailants stabbed Prof Shafiul, 48, to death on November 15, 2014 at Choddopai area under Matiher Police Station in Rajshahi city. Shafiul was known as a progressive teacher and a Lalon songs fan.

RU registrar filed the murder case on the following day accusing unknown persons. Inspector Rezaus Sadik of Detective Branch in RMP submitted the charge sheet on November 30, 2015.

Special Public Prosecutor Entajul Haque Babu said the tribunal examined the recorded depositions of 34 witnesses and other relevant evidences and pronounced the verdict.