A Faridpur court on Thursday sentenced seven people to death for killing a truck driver in 2014.
The convicts are – Tofa Molla, 26, son of Abdul Molla; Palash Fakir, 32, son of Abdul Mannan Fakir; Siddique Khalashi, 36, son of Shamsul Haque Khalashi; Ershad Matubbar, 32, son of Abdul Malek Matubbar; Suruj alias Sirajul Kha, 27, son of Moslem; Naim Matubbar, 35, son of Abdul Malek Matubbar; Anu Molla alias Anwar, 28, son of Gias Uddin Molla of Chanda village in Bhanga upazila.
Naim and Suruj were tried in absentia. The court also fined each of them Tk 10,000.
According to prosecution, Keramat Hawladar, a truck driver of Uttar Lohardia village in Bhanga upazila had gone missing on December 14, 2014. Later, police recovered his body from a water body in Dighalkanda the following day.
The next day, Keramat’s brother Ikram Hawladar filed a case at Bhanga Police station, according to a UNB report.
Police arrested five accused and submitted chargesheet against seven people on December 7, 2015.
Faridpur District and Session Judge Mohammad Selim Mia delivered the verdict after examining records and witnesses.