Seven people get life term for murder in Chattogram

| Updated: April 25, 2022 21:52:27

Seven people get life term for murder in Chattogram

A Chattogram court on Wednesday sentenced seven people to life imprisonment for killing a youth and hacking another in Karnafuli Upazila of Chattogram.

The lifers are- Md Azam, Faruq, Ali Azgar, Shawkat Hossain, Omar Uddin, Ashraful Alam Sumon and Md Parvez, reports UNB.

Judge AKM Mozammel Haque Chowdhury of the Chattogram Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal handed down the verdict, said Ayub Khan, public prosecutor (PP) of the tribunal.

The court also sentenced one of the convicts to additional 10 years in jail and fined Tk 10,000.

After the verdict was announced, five of the seven convicts present in the court were sent to jail and arrest warrants were issued against the other two.

According to the case, the convicts hacked Mamunur Rashid Mamun to death for protesting against drugs and eve-teasing in the Shahmirpur area of Karnafuli Upazila on September 26 in 2018. They also hacked Mamun’s friend, Aziz, leaving him seriously injured.

A case was filed at Karnafuli police station in this regard.

On March 11, 2019, the police submitted charge sheet against the seven. The court framed charges against the accused on January 5 last year.

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