15 May 2024, 18:18

2 to die for killing a shop employee in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, May 15, 2024 (BSS) - Two persons were convicted and sentenced to death for chopping to death an employee of a mobile phone shop in the district.

Muhammad Mohiduzzaman, Judge of Speedy Trial Tribunal, found them guilty of the murder charge and handed down the verdict in presence of the duo in the court today.

The persons, who were given the capital punishment, are: Aminul Islam alias Shawn, 30, son of late Sanaullah, and Masud Rana, 26, son of Akmal Hossain, both of Kazipara village under Lalpur upazila in Natore district.

Another accused of the case identified as Mehedi Hassan Rockey, 25, son of Faruque Hossain of Jotchowki village under Bagha Upazila of the district, was sentenced to three years jail.

According to the prosecution story, in brief, Zahurul Islam, 23, son of Rafiqul Islam of Monigram Bazar under Bagha Upazila, used to work as salesman in Telecom and Electronics at Panikumra Bazar owned by Mehedi Hassan Monir.

Aminul and Masud Rana purchased three smart phones from Zahurul in debit for their use but didn't pay the money for long, creating an enmity between them.

On January 5, 2021, they took Zahurul to a nearby sugarcane field and chopped him to death. Local people found the bloodstained body and informed police on the following morning.

Elder brother of the deceased had lodged a case with Bagha Police Station on the same day. After completion of investigation police pressed charges accusing the two persons.

Special Public Prosecutor Entazul Haque Babu said the tribunal pronounced the verdict after examining the recorded depositions of enlisted prosecution witnesses and other relevant evidence.

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