BANGLADESH. 10 PEOPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN POLICE-SLAUGHTERING CASE
January 24, 2008: ten people were sentenced to death for murdering four policemen in Manda upazila, Naogaon district, Bangladesh. Six others were sentenced to life terms and five were given 10 years in jail.
Tohurul Islam alias Azizul Huq, M Nurul Islam, M Shafiqul Islam, Abu Bakkar Siddiq, Nurunnabi Hasan alias Khokon, Shafiqul Islam, Sanjay Kumar Saha, Pintu, Dilip alias Shibu and Tamal alias Ferdous were all sentenced to death at a Speedy Trial Tribunal in Rajshahi.
The convicts all belonged to the outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party, commonly known as 'sarbahara party'. According to the prosecution, the convicts attacked Choubariahat in Manda upazila of Naogaon district and ransacked several shops on August 25, 2006.
They murdered Manda police station ASI Moij Ahmed and constables Ashkan Ali, Faridul Islam and Babul Mia when they tried to stop them. (Sources: United News of Bangladesh, 24/01/2008)