Three to die for killing man in Pirojpur

PIROJPUR, July 31, 2017 (BSS) – A court here today sentenced three men to death and seven others to life-term imprisonment for killing a boatman at Kalikathi village in Sadar upazila here five years ago.

Additional District and Session Judge SM Jillur Rahman pronounced the verdict.

The convicts who got the death penalty are M Sahinur Rahman Sanu Mullah, Rejaul Khan and Mijan Bapary while the seven lifers are Rexona Begum, Nizam, Sumon Sheikh, Omar Faruk Mithu, Mamun Matubbar, Limon Talukder and Rasel. All of them hailed from Kalikathi village of the upazila.

According to prosecution, the convicted persons chopped boatman Firoj, 22, to death over previous enmity in Shikdermollik area of the upazila while he was returning home at night on April 5, 2012.

After the incident, the victim’s mother Nasima Begum filed a murder case against 10 persons with Sadar Thana.

Sub-inspector (SI) Badal Krishno Das, after investigation, submitted charge-sheet to the court against the accused on July 14 on the same year.

Later, after examining all the records and 13 witnesses, the judge handed down the verdict in presence of eight persons.